‘Tis the season of jolly and thanking the gods, guardian angels, Annie Rosa Lee Dog, and universe for the goodness in my life. The other day I did something I don’t think I’ve ever done before. I wrapped holiday pressies a whole entire month before Christmas Eve! I held off on attaching the embellishments such as bows and ribbons and attached shiny baubles for ease of stacking and storing.
My wrapping paper purchases from the holiday close-out sale this previous year are wonderful ~ heavy weight quality. I went for a color theme ~ wait for it ~ yup, red. One roll is garnet colored velvet flocked, another shiny bright red with gold glittery patterns, the next bright white polka dots against a candy apple red background, and the others are brilliant in their own right.
While I gussied up the loot, favorite holiday music played and I felt the peace of happy tradition settling around me, prompting an out loud prayer. A prayer to help me remember the simplicity of the holiday season ~ the peace-full joy enveloping me in that very moment ~ enhanced by glitter and shine.
The holiday season has begun. and I say, “Welcome, my friend, come on in.”