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Things I Love About the Holidays

For this 3rd day of Blogmas, I just wanted to share some things I love about the holiday season, in no particular order! I hope you’ll share with me the things that you love about the holiday season as well!

People are in a happier, more positive, uplifted mood, generally.

I just love the extra good vibes from people. People just seem… nicer? I don’t know. I’m sure if you work in retail, you maybe don’t feel like people are nicer (I’ve worked retail before and it sucks around the holidays! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) but at least the people I surround myself with are, so I hope your family and friends are cheerful for you too!

The festive look of things!

Hello, string lights, tinsel, bells, holly, mistletoe, round and shiny ornaments! Need I say more?! Everything just looks so pretty and fun! I love driving around to see decorated sites. If you decorate the outside of your house, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜…

Okay, so this one might turn a few heads but…

Jesus is not the only reason for the season! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ There, I said it! I’m not going to go on a tangent and explain my spirituality in this post. To summarize, I grew up Catholic and have been baptized and did my Holy Communion, but I’ve studied other spiritual practices on my own. I don’t consider myself religious at all. I don’t do the whole Church thing; even when I was a child, my family wasn’t very heavily focused on that. I grew up very conscious of the history of different religions so I am open minded and don’t like to label myself.

But back to my point! Other holidays are occurring during the “holiday season” besides just Christmas! There’s Hanukkah! There’s Kwanzaa! There’s whatever you want to make of the holiday season!

Also, some Christmas traditions come from a pagan holiday called Saturnalia! Fun facts!

Gift-giving! Let’s be real!

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the fun act of giving and receiving gifts! Having to figure out the perfect thing to get for someone you love or appreciate and seeing their face of joy when they receive it! And receiving thoughtful gifts from people who genuinely love you! It’s so joyful! For me, it’s not at all about the price tag either! It’s about the thought that goes into all of it! It’s beautiful to me!

So yeah…

Those are really my main things I love about the holidays, plus the additional quality family time! Especially now that I have a little one! ๐Ÿฅฐ

What are some things you love about the holiday season? Things you don’t like? I wanna know!

Holiday Music! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽถ

On the second day of Blogmas, Lola M Kelly gave to me…๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ’ฟ

*Sings way off key*

Okay, but seriously, here is a playlist I just created to help start the holiday mood! A little bit of blues, a little bit of Motown! I’ll make another playlist soon with more modern Christmas covers/originals!

Lola M Kelly: Holiday Mood (on YouTube Music)

What songs would you add? What are some absolutely must-listen-to songs on your holiday playlists? Share with me, please! ๐Ÿ˜

To Blogmas or Not to Blogmas?!

I’m pretty new to blogging or whatever it is I’ve been doing lately ๐Ÿ˜… so I hadn’t really heard of Blogmas until this past week?! But ’tis the season, right? I decided last minute (literally about an hour before the end of the first day of December), that I’ll be joining in on the fun, in my own way of course. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

So anyway, I guess I’ll be sharing some holiday-themed poetry, writing, random photos, special moments, playlists, etc. I’ll use this as a challenge to be more consistent as far as how often I post and to be more creative with the types of things I choose to share in my special space here.

By the way, the featured photo is my semi-finished Christmas tree before my toddler son knocked it over. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Anyway, are you riding the Blogmas wave? I’d love to follow along with you and any of your blogger friends! Share your site with me! Happy Holidays!

The River

Sometimes

I may feel like I’m trapped

Sandwiched between two neverending walls

In a tunnel with no light at the end

Everlasting night is not my friend

But if I keep going

Just one more step

Just one more minute, hour, day, week, month, year

I always find the river I’m looking for

And I always appreciate it even more

Is this love?

Uncomplicated surrealness

Thoughts from the deepest

Like a dream you can’t wake up from

But you can’t wait to fall asleep in

You’re not a challenge, but you challenge me

How can you be so different yetโ€ฆ

Feel so familiar

Too many characters, not enough space

But you simplified the message

And eliminated mistakes

A smiley face here, a thinking face there

We could learn a new word

And rename our whole world

Woke

Nervous
Because the memory, of things which haven’t occurred, haunts me
And I am bound with these invisible yet burdensome chains
To a spirit of enlightenment
That no one will believe
Unless they, too, are free

Just my imagination

It’s just my imagination

When I open my eyes and see you next to me

Right? 

When you text me

When you call me

When you say my name as if you’re falling

There’s nothing really there

Right? 

It’s just my imagination

When you rush to my side when I’m feeling down

Right?

When you protect me

When you uplift me

When you say you’ll always be there for me

There’s nothing really there

Right?

It’s just my imagination

When you talk about the future and my role in it

Right?

When you say you need me

When you say you want me

When you tell me “please don’t leave me”

There’s nothing really there

Right? 

It’s just my imagination? 

Right?

Right?

Right.

11:11, a poem

a poem about twin flames

11:11
Hello my friend
So good to see you again
Time to recycle old feelings
And renew these vows until the end


Look at my reflection
And youโ€™ll see yourself
For your eyes see through my soul
And my soul is in tune with yours
Entangled


Do you remember when we first locked eyes?
It seems like we can escape time
Like weโ€™ve met before in a previous life
Like weโ€™ve known each other
Like you were mine


11:11
I think of you
And you just show up
No need to call you
You hear my thoughts
And respond in an instant


If I could choose a friend for the end of the world
Iโ€™d choose you again and again


I feel this melancholy like Iโ€™m missing you
Iโ€™m missing you like Iโ€™ve been with you
Iโ€™m feeling like Iโ€™m needing you
Not in the way that I canโ€™t live without you
But I donโ€™t want to be without you


11:11
You emerge again
You awaken me from my slumber
You ignite my hunger
You set the fire and walk away
Then tell me that you shouldโ€™ve stayed
Come closer, without delay


11:11
My twin flame

I Wonder

What does it feel like

To be in your shoes?

I wonder

As I sit here sulking

Soaking in the madness of my life

I wonder if it’s better where you are

Do you, too, look up at the stars

And wonder if they’re brighter

To someone worlds apart?

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