On my way home yesterday afternoon from a coffee date with a good friend, suddenly and without warning, I started to get that warm fuzzy feeling we usually identify as 'being in the Christmas spirit'.
So, when I got to the library guess which section I headed towards -- I wasn't disappointed to find a lovely display of seasonal magazines and books already waiting for my browsing pleasure.
This was an interesting moment for me. I love Christmas, I've always loved thinking and preparing several months in advance for this wonderful time of year. I loved the anticipation of the season.
But until I walked into that library yesterday with the specific intent of searching out some Christmas craft magazines, I hadn't actually recognized that for the last six years my Christmas crafting soul had been on 'hiatus' (for various health and family issues too long to describe here).
I didn't realize I'd set aside Christmas crafting until I went searching for ideas at the library. Wow, I'm excited now about digging out my own squirreled away copies of old Christmas magazines and begin my former tradition of mulling and searching out those wondrous ideas that will make this particular season sparkle with new joy and hope.
I realize now that something new on the inside of me got well. It's a day to celebrate.
Here's wishing you warm and cozy day,