Like most of us, Mondays are rarely easy or calm for me. There’s always a lot of work to do—paper to push at my 9-5 and writing to do for my freelance life. It was a pretty productive day, but on my way home from work, I was too through. And there was still more work that I needed to do.
Then I saw my baby Christmas tree I bought this weekend. I put on the star and the lights, but hadn’t gotten around to my favorite part: the ornaments! I sat there, listening to Christmas music and strategically placing each one. I mean, really having fun with it! And, afterwards, I decided to take some me time that night, and do nothing but watch cheesy Christmas romance movies on Lifetime.
I don’t know…it gave me some much needed positivity that night. It soothed my spirit, but also reminded me of so much that I have to be grateful for and to appreciate. One, I have my own little baby tree…in my own place…which I so desperately prayed and worked for this year. It’s a serious blessing, and I’m doing all right on my own so far! But that forced me to admit again that, two, my 9-5 pays a good majority of my bills. So, even though it’s not my cup of tea, I should be grateful that I even have it in this crazy country of ours. Three, Christmas is coming! I’ll spend more time with my family, eat some more good food, and get to see my little cousin’s face light up when she opens her gifts.
And that all came from seeing and decorating my little Christmas tree. It may be corny or whatever, but something that small really made me open my eyes to all that I have, and also hopeful for what is to come. By the grace of God, I’ve done a lot at 27 years old, which I constantly have to remind isn’t that old, and I still have more ahead of me.
So I write this little corny post to remind you all to take some time to appreciate the little things in your life. We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, that the small but good things often go unnoticed. Take some time to enjoy the little things, like decorating your Christmas tree and singing your heart out to some great holiday music! You’ll feel a lot better!