19th Day Of Blogmas // Christmas Every Other Year? + Quote 1/3

It’s getting really close now! I’m just happy because working around Christmas often means we get to go home a little earlier!

I was tagged to do the 3 day Christmas quote challenge a few days ago and thought I’d start each post with a quote. So todays is:

‘Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful,’ – Norman Vincent Peale

Ah, how lovely!

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We all know a human grumpy cat.

Today at work someone said that we should have Christmas every other year insteadΒ and a couple of others agreed. It made me sad that they don’t enjoy Christmas. Perhaps they don’t like to spend time with their family or they just don’t like to spend money. Or perhaps they just don’t like the hassle of it or have had too many bad Christmases. The truth is you can make it how you want it. You define it how you want it to be, whether you have had a bad experience or a good. Whether you want to go all out or not, it’s up to you. That’s the way I look at it anyway. I’ve often not felt bothered about it so I can sympathise a little but this year I have made it a priority to be Christmas positive and it has paid off so far. I used to see a large build up for just one day. Now I see an enjoyable season. I used to see a time where family interaction was forced. Now I see a time to catch up and relax with relatives, as I have always chosen to visit them. It was never forced. But, hey, maybe that’s just me.

I am starting to plan ahead for the next year. So far I am planning a holiday with Carl, going to see Aerosmith on their last tour at Download Festival, yoga classes (they start back 9th Jan), changing the dates of my outgoing payments, deciding when I am going to have annual leave and lots of other things. I just want to get everything organised in preparation for the new year. It’s nearly 2017!

I hope that you are having a lovely Monday and are getting excited for the weekend. x

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