Well boys and girls, it's here at last, Christmas vacation!!!
Every family has their holiday traditions. Today the Cleaveland clan kicked ours off with the annual drive to the country where we searched out and cut down our Christmas tree.
Tonight we'll decorate it while watching our favorite Christmas movies (Mine's responsible for the name drop and reference above: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
I'm just so relieved for the break from school and work. Me? I'll be snuggled up for a good month, waking up to warm drinks and Christmas music, spending my days drawing or working on stories, when I'm not going out with old friends and family. It's so nice to be home.
Soon I'll start my holiday shopping. A little something for the ones on my list. And a little something for me
Though these journals are usually about the self, since it's the time for thinking of others I'm extending a message to you all as well. I know the holiday season gets a lot of hype, and sometimes it doesn't always live up to your expectations. Or maybe you find yourself overcome with seasonal stress.
I've been there before.
So even if it'll only help for a moment, I'd like to impart my Christmas wish to you
First, May you smile everyday with holiday joy.
May you dance whenever able.
I hope you get all the presents you've wished for.
Especially the ones that come without packages, boxes, or bags.
Remember to give back this season.
Because that's a gift that rewards you in return.
And in the spirit of the most romantic, magical time of the year, may you know that you are loved
and have the courage to pursue love
Because everyone deserves that perfect Christmas.
Lastly. And most importantly.
Merry Christmas everyone! And Happy holidays!