But it's just not gonna work. I tried, really.
I didn't want to get into the spirit. I tried to hold back. I wasn't feeling it.
Too many decorations were coming out too soon. Way too soon for me. There was just too much talk of the holidays, and I was calling them the HELLIDAYS, because I just DIDN'T want to be into it this year. I didn't want to think about shopping, I didn't want to think about sending out cards with my kids' picture on them (I am still holding off on that one - I really don't have the energy for that this year), I was shuddering at the thought of having to shuttle gifts from the trunk to the basement to the shelves to hide them from children, and then to sneak them back out and then wrap them when they were asleep. I didn't want to think about planning and parties and gifting and buying and lights and eating and drinking and all of that stress that comes along with all of it.
NONE OF IT.
I was calling it the SCROOGEY HELLIDAYS.
But then, at church today, they played what is now my most favorite Christmas song EVER and I wanted to share it with you, in the hopes that if you were or are feeling the same way as I am or was about all the stress and aggravation that awaits us in the next four weeks that we just consider this song, and the words and take a moment to just ... Be.