Holiday Spirit and Traditions Day 8 of 12 Days of Holiday Joy (scroll down to find out how to participate).
Holidays in Parker, CO are spectacular. Our downtown area is decorated with Christmas lights and a park to enjoy. It’s easy to take my beautiful town for granted. For a few nights, I thought about going with my daughter Sonja and her dog to walk around the downtown area and take in the scenery. But, I have been so busy. Then, I decided that I needed the moment and I needed the freedom of just wandering around with no agenda.
We bundled up in our winter gear and packed the dog in the car and headed over. The second we parked, I knew it was going to be a magical evening. People were walking around with their kiddos and their dogs, but not too many people. The bar across the street had an outdoor live band. Santa was sitting in front of Santa’s workshop. Christmas lights lit up the night.
Tent’s were up for outdoor dining. A feeling of both excitement and peace filled the air. All of my muscles relaxed. My to-do lists disappeared and I was in the moment. Our dog Lady, was behaving and loving the moment, too.
We walked and talked for an hour. I felt the wonder of childhood and the magic and spirit of Christmas.
I am so happy we made the time to appreciate our town’s traditional holiday display and to just wander around.
As I was talking to a friend about this experience, I started thinking about last Christmas when we missed our church service because half our people arrived later. Instead, I said I wanted to sing Silent Night together with the lights off and candles lit. We all sang together which turned into an hour of singing together. It was beautiful. This year, many families are doing smaller Christmas or Zoom Christmas and it can be just as magical because what matters are the people, the spirit of the Holidays, and your willingness to merge tradition with the unexptected.
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”Charles Dickens
Many, many blessings to you this Holiday Season.
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12 Days of Holiday Joy Giveaway
It’s that time of year. It’s my annual 12 Days event. This year our event is 12 Days of Holiday Joy. Every day through Dec 26, I will be sharing holiday tips, mindset shifts, exercises, journal prompts, and more. You will see freebies and discounts. Plus, on Dec 27, I will be drawing for a grand prize $100 Amazon gift card and your choice of a one-hour life planning or biz planning session with me (value $500).
How can you participate? Comment on the blog posts, join our Facebook group and comment there, or comment on my Instagram posts. You will be entered into the drawing each time you comment (and on Instagram also each time you tag someone). This is always so much fun and I have been doing it for five-plus years. It is one of the highlights of my holidays. It helps keep me grounded and centered and I also get feedback from readers and clients that the 12-day focus on joy releases stress, enhances inner peace, and brings happiness to a higher level.
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Sheri Kaye Hoff
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