The decorations go up, the carols play and Christmas is in the air. Less that 5 days away. I get waves of Christmas feelings as I walk through my house and see the decorations. Sometimes it is a carol that makes me smile. It is different for everyone, I think.
Is it when you first put up the tree.
Wrap the presents.
Bake the Christmas cookies.
Go to your kids Christmas pageant.
The first snow.
When you hear the first Christmas Carol.
The anticipation on your children's faces as they wait for Santa Claus.
Christmas service and the Nativity.
Your home filled with loved ones.
The smell of the turkey.
That look on your child's face that never changes every Christmas morning.
For me it is all of the above. I love Christmas. It can be sad at times but memories are what makes us who we are and this Christmas I choose the ones that make me smile.