The weather this November and December has been unseasonably warm. And, we've gotten alot of rain - which is also not normal for this time of year. We usually don't associate a whole day soaking rain with December 23. We definitely do not associate water in the basement and mud up to our knees (when I fall in head first) with mid-December either. Yet, here we are.
Frankly, I'm not a person who gets too stuck on having snow on Christmas. Sure, it's nice and it does look good. But, its absence or presence will not make or break my Christmas. In fact, we have some residents of the farm who much prefer this weather to sub-zero temps with snow.
|But, I don't LIKE snow, said the chicken.|
|We still had some nice looking field crops in November|
Well, it's Christmas. Aren't we supposed to be feeling differently about it? Doing differently because of it?
|Pretty cool picture, but you wouldn't guess mid-December on our farm for the date|
We've actually managed to do a little shopping for our family and friends. We've been playing Christmas music quite a bit lately too. So, we're doing Christmas things.
So, what is the issue exactly?
It's all in our minds. That's the issue.
We haven't taken the time to be ready for Christmas.
Now, if you do not celebrate Christmas, perhaps you celebrate Eid, or Hannakuh or Kwanzaa or... well, fill in the blank. Regardless of the celebration or holiday, you have to make yourself ready to participate in it. It isn't just going to happen to you, you have to make it happen. And, it doesn't require lots of preparation. But, it does require an adjustment of attitude.
And, I am realizing that we have already begun to make that adjustment. Just in time.
Merry Christmas everyone!