How I Struggle With Merry Hanukkah
It happens every year, Merry Hanukkah. Each year I promise myself I will be better prepared, I will be able to relax, I will enjoy the special moments but every year I struggle with Merry Hanukkah.
Unfortunately, I have not learned enough from my past history. I should know history repeats itself and my struggle with Merry Hanukkah continues…
Merry Chanukah for me is eight days of Chanukah with a large splash of Christmas celebration.
The celebration of Merry Hanukkah warms my heart, creates treasured family memories but my body screams, slow down.
I try to slow down, my body does linger yet my mind races.
My mind races as I place my head on top of my pillow to sleep. As my head lies on the pillow I can hear my mind scream, Check!, Done!, Add! and Forget About It!
The forget about it happens frequently. My mind thinks it has all of my to-do list stored but the reality is I have a serious case of brain fog- I forget. I forget so much that I am unable to recall items added to my list that seems to never end.
I have no doubt the list I have tried to commit to memory rambles thousands of pages.
From my ongoing list I have learned some valuable lessons:
- Shop Early, Shop Online
- Make a list- a written list
- Gift bags are wonderful and ribbons/bows are nice but not necessary
- It is OK to say, NO
- Always have a couple of generic gifts ie. Costco movie tickets
- More is not always Merry
- Good Enough- is a brilliant motto
- Costco sells terrific faux china plates and faux silverwear
- Disposable Pop-Up kitchen sized trash cans are a must have
As the years pass my lessons learned grows and I am reminded why Merry Hanukkah is important to me; family.
So, with that written my struggle with Merry Hanukkah happily continues…
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