Monday, December 16, 2013

Spirts: Kick Up Your Heels!

Time passes so easily.  I sometimes wish I could harness it... pull back on the reins and give me more time when I need it!  Alas it doesn't work that way.  I find myself this Christmas lacking Christmas spirit which for me this is a serious aliment!  I think I know the cause though.  I have made myself busy... too busy to make sure I have the time to just be and do silly Christmas things.  Go walk around Target and look at the Christmas decorations without a shopping list.  Watch the people hustle and bustle around, possibly sip a Christmas-ish hot beverage and just look.  It is like breathing in Christmas for me.  Strolling hand in hand with Chris, peering at another tree or garland. Sitting with a soft pretzel and enjoying the parade of families making their way to Santa.

If you are lacking the Christmas Spirit here are a few things that help me:

  • Playing Christmas music at the gym instead of my "Cardio-mix"... so I might not get my heart rate up quite as high but I will get my spirits soaring!
  • Let a Christmas movie play, hot chocolate brewing (or your favorite) as you wrap a few presents or go over your "to buy" list.
  • Put a pot of hot water on your stove and throw in a cinnamon stick (make sure to check this periodically or you will have a burnt  cookie smell in your house... which could be just as nostalgic :D )
  • Put on a Santa hat before running to the grocery store, you might feel a little funny but as you spread the cheer with a few "Happy Holidays" you'll gather some of your own!
  • If you're a sucker for some Christmas Cookies then bake some off listening to some favorite Christmas tunes and decorate them to your hearts desire!

Live. Love. Loud.

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