It's Christmas again.
I used to feel melanholic during Advent when I was younger. A countdown that left me with zero motivation to work and brought out my obsession with sentimental, tacky Christmas music.
Of course, something improves with age. Work and life have been keeping us rather occupied lately, we haven't had much time to wrap our minds around this holiday season until now, on the eve of Christmas.
Amongst all the holidays, I always like Christmas the most. It's the last holiday before a year comes to an end. It offers us a precious opportunity to take stock of the ups and downs throughout the year past, count the small miracles and blessings bestowed upon us, and learn from the lasting lessons of our bittersweet trials and tribulations. How often do we get a chance to do all of the above when we are so engrossed in the day-to-day treadmill during the year? Not to mention all the feasting involved during the holiday season..... What's not to like about Christmas?
We just finished all our Christmas shopping yesterday. As usual, just in time delivery. After all is said and done, opening gifts with family and loved ones brings joy and satisfaction that is far beyond compare.
I hope to squeeze in a few more blog entries before 2011 arrives!