I get it, some people dread the holidays I may have even been one of those people once upon a time. The holidays used to feel like a chore and seeing the magic in it all was not really on my list of to do’s. Now from October to January I am on cloud nine. Maybe it is because I have little children and the holidays are so much fun because there is decorating, and imagination, and they really appreciate the things we do for each holiday. Maybe it is just an excuse to find some extra joy in the little things, whatever the reason is I would not change it for the world. It all seems so magical to me and keeps my inner child alive.
It feels like we just celebrated Halloween and now the Christmas stuff is lining the shelves at the store. I even heard Christmas music playing on the radio and while I LOVE Christmas and can hardly contain my excitement I think is good to take a moment to think about the month of November. If I am able to hold off that excitement, then I can truly reflect on life and take a moment to see all that I have to be thankful for.
I am thankful for my wonderful family. I am thankful for all the amazing friends that I have had the privilege to get to know over the years. I am thankful that my husband has provided us with so many adventures as a military family. I am thankful for every meal I get to eat, and every day that I am warm, and have a roof over my head. I am thankful to be a part of the amazing Hattast-ique crew and connect with our great customers. I am thankful for the struggles that each day can offer and that I am able to overcome them. I am thankful for November as it is a time that I get to reflect on something beautiful each day.
I hope as we enter the rest of the holidays and New Year I can reflect on and draw strength to remember all the wonderful things I have to be thankful for. Sometimes it is easy to forget, but I really don’t want to forget, so thank you November for reminding me not to take this life for granted!
Have a wonderful week! Thank you to all our wonderful customers, without you there would be no Hattast-ique!