To be honest, I seem to look forward to the celebration of Christmas rather than all the trappings of it. I think that so much of it is overdone and the commercialization is definitely not what it's about for me. I think that if Christmas could be more like the feeling that I have about Thanksgiving, it would be ideal. I can't help but think about the real meaning of Christmas and it doesn't have anything to do with all the things that you see in stores or all the airblown Santas in yards.
Nonetheless, I've done my part for the economy this year. And I'm actually beginning to feel more in the holiday spirit. The Christmas Symphony is on Saturday and I think that will definitely be a nice event and always festive. And I'm going to put a few lights up on Compass Rose so she looks a bit jaunty for the holiday.
Last night we decided to have the Christmas night Al-Anon meeting as scheduled. There were 30 plus people there. It was a good meeting with lots of new faces. I'm glad that we will be meeting as it seems that most people aren't looking forward to the holidays. I guess that I'm feeling as I usually do: glad for some time off, thinking about the real meaning of the day, and not worrying about much of anything. And trying to recapture that childlike wonder from years past.