Ho Ho Ho, Happy Holidays.

Ho, Ho, Ho, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas season.

On Sunday I was finally able to put up some Christmas decorations. It took me four hours. Maybe I work slow.

I put up some lights, a few knick-knacks and at least nine nativity sets. I have purchased some of the nativity sets and some have been given to me. Regardless, I have more than enough and am putting an official cap on the collection, unless someone gives me another that I just can’t refuse. But other than that, no more.

I also have a collection of Santas. I didn’t set them all out. I don’t have enough table space for them all. Same goes for the collection of Christmas houses that I have. I don’t really have that many, they just take up a lot of space, too much space. I once knew a woman whose collection of Christmas villages took up her whole house at Christmas time. Every flat space of every room was covered with them and they often set up new tables to handle the additional load. She started setting them up before Thanksgiving. It looked great, like a magical wonderland instead of someone’s home, but I want my house to still look like my house even though we’re celebrating the holidays.

I have my Christmas stockings hung by the chimney with care, having rearranged them at least three times to get the look I wanted, and I’ve set out my Christmas candles.

I have NOT written any Christmas cards. And I don’t expect I will. To all my friends and family, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. May you have a grand New Year. (There, consider that done!!)

I still don’t have a tree. I’m waiting for my kids to come home and help with that task.

However, I have set out the three foot tall pre-decorated pink flamingo tree. That’s been up since Thanksgiving.  All I had to do was pull it out of storage and set it near my fireplace. That’s in place, but I won’t be putting any presents under it.  That reminds me, I need to set up the two foot tall pink flamingo neon light! What was I thinking? It’s not a holiday in my house without plenty of pink flamingos.

Oh, and Christmas shopping? I haven’t even begun. Hey kids, what gift card would you like this year? Keep it simple, right! I think that will be my New Year’s resolution and I’m starting early.

Keep smiling and Enjoy always, T

Creating Life.

We are here to create our lives.

We are here to create, and create and create some more. Whether its a building, a bridge, cars, clothes, books, blogs or romance – we humans create.

Every moment of every day we are creating our lives. We can not stop the process. We are regular creating machines. Even if the only thing we are creating is our state of mind – our state of being – we are creating. It’s just who we are.  It’s what we do.

Our subconscious is where our magic lives.  When I saw that statement, I knew exactly what it meant (I think). My best creations are nurtured and birthed by my subconscious mind. A place where I can simply allow my thoughts to float in blissful wonder to be nurtured by non-judgmental creativity.

Thankfully for me creating feels so darn good. I’m at my best when I’m creating. When I’m writing and I’m in the flow of creation, life is grand. I’m feeling my best. I breath deep and know I am creating this moment, this story, this life.

And ain’t life grand?

Enjoy always, T

Three little words.

So often, it just takes three little words to change our day and even our lives.

Life is good.

Look for the good and you’ll find the good, look for the bad and you’ll find the bad. If I think I’m have a bad day I only need to remind myself that…. Life is good.

Do your best.

Sometimes it helps to remember that at any given time, on any given day, I’m doing the best I can with who I am. We are all doing our best, what ever that may be. And as we all know, sometimes our best is better than others. So go out there and…. Do your best.

Go for it.

The greatest risk is the risk not taken. When fear threatens to hold us back from our greater good, it helps to push ourselves forward …. Go for it.

I love you.

Three of the most powerful words. They have the ability to change our day, and certainly our lives. Don’t hold back, say them often. Say them to yourself. Right here, right now, tell yourself ….. I love you.

Enjoy always,  T