12.25.2008

A Little Bit of Charlie Brown in Me

Yes, I have realized that I get a bit down on Christmas day. For many reasons, I think, but I think the biggest reason is that at this time in my life, at my age, I realize that the true meaning of Christmas seems to be lost in our day to day activity leading up to Christmas. As much as we talk about the birth of the baby Jesus and the reason for his earthly birth, I think the commercialization over shadows it most of the time. Damn that! Don't get me wrong, I buy into at times, too, but I feel an emptiness, a depression, a little down on Christmas day after all the gift opening and such. We just don't NEED all that STUFF! My favorite gift is NO GIFT. Or maybe what my mother-in-law did which was she gave us a nice sum of money to donate to our favorite charity. I can get into that! Thanks, Marlene!

Tomorrow, I will feel better. I'm going to clean and feng shui...

3 comments:

DaisyGiraffe said...

Merry Christmas, Claire! Welcome back to your blog! You've inspired me to get back to my own blog which I have sadly neglected over the holidays. Just want you to know I love Burt's Bees lip balm! The lifeguard stuff (red cap) is especially great for summer. XO, Anne

ckayser said...

Merry Christmast, Anne! Did you get your Color Cafe present?

I will visit your blog!

Miss you!

Carole Foret said...

Sis, I will second that!! I will also add that Christmas is a time to revert back to childhood memories, and it's just not the same when we're not together! I'm glad I got to see you over video chat though. That was nice. I hope your day was great! Mine was--it is just so warm to be with family. We're blessed!