Monday, January 2, 2012
Another friend suggested I go to a movie. A good thought, but when you come out from that dark refuge, you are struck all over again by the grim realities of life. Bills, thank you notes, returning unwanted gifts, etc. My husband thinks he has the perfect solution. He says, “Don’t enjoy the holidays, then you won’t feel letdown afterward.” In other words, stay down all the time. Not for me. I’d rather have the ups and downs, even though the downs are painful.
I have compiled a small collection of quotes to share with anyone out there who is suffering from the same malady as I am. Here they are:
“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” Edna Ferber
“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” Mary Ellen Chase
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Charles Dickens
Happy New Year!