As cynical as I can get - I am still a super BIG lover of Christmas. Crazier thought is, the older I get - the MORE I look forward to it.
As a child, it was the one day of the year that just could NOT get here fast enough. Oh - and Christmas Eve night - fuggetaboutit. It was torture waiting for Santa to arrive.
You might be surprised to find out it is not all about the gifts. At least not for me. In 37 years I have never received anything that just KNOCKED me out, so I learned early on to get joy from getting others items that make them happy.
I am not big on giving friends gifts, or bosses or whatever. I only concentrate on my family.
As the days are creeping closer and closer to Thanksgiving, I started thinking about what type of "goodies" I would purchase for my family. Then I started thinking about twinkle lights. The smell of Christmas Pine and mulling spices. It brings me great joy.
Sure, it's cheesy - but my holidays were always special. I love gathering together with friends and family. I like exchanging gifts - and I like that all of this happiness and joy comes from Christmas - Jesus's birthday.
Pretty cool, if you ask me!