Christmas Candy

“Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Just enough chocolate is savored, sweet and decadent on the tongue without overwhelming and leaves us happy, wishing for a little more but appreciative for what we have. This is how the Christmas Season can be.

Over the weeks we go from the first strains of carols to the Christmas specials and then parties as things ramp up to a flurry of activity, culminating in the big day and the celebrations (with family and friends or quietly), then a slight longing for more as it ends.  This is the normal cycle of anticipation, build up, and denouement that is reflected in literature and life.

Appreciate the feel of the moment, the sweetness on the tongue and the building euphoria of the experience, whether it is the child seeing the first snowfall of the year or your office party or that family dinner.  Allow the natural building of anticipation and enjoyment to permeate all of your interactions this season, and savor those moments.