by Kelly Collins
Every one seems to say the same things every Christmas. Things like
"we should keep the Christmas spirit all year long." But we
don't. Getting past the New Year seems to take it all out of us. As
we face another year of life and the things we deal with every day.
Even the most cheerful of us get ground down at times and get what I
have come to call the "tired of syndrome." I'm tired of getting
the kitchen cleaned up just to see it devastated in less than an hour.
I'm tired of working and getting no further ahead. Oh there are many
tired ofs, I'm sure you have some I haven't even thought of.
I have a suggestion for you. Do something you might even consider selfish.
Take some time for yourself to do what you like to do. Think about the
real reason for this season, even if the tired ofs hit you in the middle
of summer. Find in yourself peace of mind and peace of spirit. It is
there, remember, you have had some very peaceful moments in your life.
Sit and relax and think about that peaceful time. Carry the real reason
for the season in your heart all year long. Don't just say it this year,
do it. It is free, it is really easy and it's good for your health.
Tongue in Cheek
It has been some time since I wrote the article about fruitcake and
the appeal for other fruitcake lovers to come forward. The organization
I envisioned, Fruitcake Lovers Anonymous has died for lack of your courage
to join. I know you are out there hiding in the basement enjoying a
slice of Fruitcake but FLA can help you over come the fear of being
discovered, help you to stand up proud and say "Yes, I love fruitcake"