The Joy of Together by Deborah Bryan | Day 21 | Advent Calendar 2016

Advent Calendar 2016

Day 21 | Advent Calendar

The Joy of Together by Deborah Bryan

Late last Christmas Eve, I stood smiling in a Southern California drugstore parking lot. For a moment, I lifted my face toward the palm trees and stars twinkling in the clear sky above me.

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Christmas Spirit Rediscovered by D.E. Haggerty | Day 20 | Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar 2016

Day 20 | Advent Calendar

Christmas Spirit Rediscovered by D.E. Haggerty

Like nearly everyone, I loved Christmas as a child. The presents! All the fun playing with my cousins. And the food! Oh yes, the food. But somewhere, somehow, Christmas lost its glamour. One year, I even wrote a long and horrible poem about the lack of joy at Christmas and then posted the poem on the Christmas menus. Total bah humbug moment that. But then I spent the actual Christmas days with my American family last year for the first time in more than a decade. Besides giving me a hangover of mammoth proportions, I think I just might have rediscovered my Christmas spirit.   Continue reading “Christmas Spirit Rediscovered by D.E. Haggerty | Day 20 | Advent Calendar”