As I close my eyes I could see the snow glistening as if diamonds were embedded in the snow. Christmas break was vastly approaching for the children and their anticipation for the holiday was on the rise. The street was filled with the décor of Christmas lights, holiday themes and Santa on his sleigh. In the background of my mind I could faintly hear carolers singing renditions of my favorite Christmas songs. When I think about Christmas I envision these things in my mind. However, in reality when I look out my window I see the sun shining, the temperature is warm and the beach is inevitable.
For me, Christmas is more than spending money on lavish gifts. Christmas is a sacred holiday for me to spend quality time with my family and catch up on things I like to do. I use the slow pace of the holidays to incorporate time to rest and enjoy reading my favorite books. I commemorate the whole month of December as a time to watch all of my favorite Christmas movies. I love Christmas, every meaningful thing about it from the birth of Jesus Christ to family fun. Christmas time has a way of bringing people together creating the atmosphere of joy and laughter.
The biggest thing I love to incorporate in my Christmas tradition is the possibilities of creating non-traditional things. This year I made myself a Christmas list of all the things I wanted not just material things but things I want to manifest in my life. I knew these things were tangible to acquire, all I needed to have was faith. This Christmas I wanted to do something unusual, out of the norm. Maybe I would start my Christmas morning at the beach. Or maybe I would spend the whole day in my PJs reading a book. When I think about what I really want for Christmas I think about peace, sleep and eating at a Little Cesar’s Pizza. All I really want for Christmas is simplicity that is truly enough for me.