Blog 2613 – 12.24.2022
Even more important that Christmas Day, Christmas Eve has always been for me the most looked forward to day of the year. The anticipation of gifts and goodies for many of us far outweighs their actual arrival. It is paramount in any truly happy life to have something to look forward to, to hope for, to aim at. Life after all is more about the journey than the destination. That is a lesson that my lovely and loving wife Linda has been trying to teach me for almost thirty-four years.
I am admittedly a slow-learner, but even I have learned this lesson – to stop and smell the roses along the way. The poet long ago wrote, “Gather ye rosebuds while you may.” Being in a hurry to arrive only cheats us out of the real treasures of life that are all experienced “on the fly”, “on the way,” and “in the moment.”
Arguably the greatest poem written about Christmas begins with “‘Twas the night before Christmas.” And a Merry Christmas Eve to each and all.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Christmas In Dixie