Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Christmas holiday background with empty wooden tableI inherited my love of all things Christmas from my mom. It’s not just that it’s my favorite holiday, I love absolutely everything about it this time of year. The lights, the music, the jolly old man in the big red suit. I simply cannot get enough of this season. In fact, I wish it lasted longer, though truth be told, in my house it lasts longer than society would typically find acceptable. I won’t go into details but let’s just say if you feel like seeing a Christmas tree in November you don’t just have to go to Wal-Mart.

With Christmas just a couple of days away, I just want to share a piece of wisdom that is so important, not only during the holiday season, but every day of the year. Love each other. Cherish each other. Don’t let your family and friends doubt for a second how much you care about them and what they mean to you not only at Christmas but all year long. Tomorrow is not promised for anyone, and once they are gone there is no second chance to make sure they knew how important they were in your life.

As you celebrate this beautiful holiday with all of your loved ones, enjoying in the spirit of the season, hold on to that sense of peace, love, and charity. Don’t let it leave your heart when the calendar page turns to December 26th. Carry the spirit of Christmas with you all year long.


May you all have a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!




  1. Congratulations on your blog’s launch. Came here from Twitter. You make a great point about not losing that spirit of Christmas throughout the year, especially of giving. Today, my wife and kids were eating lunch at the Olive Garden. We both noticed a young man, maybe in his late 20′s, at a table in front of us. Sadly, he has early Parkinson’s and struggled to eat his meal. Just before he left, our waitress tells us that he had paid for our bill. I got up and thanked him, and asked him why he’d paid for our bill. He said, “You have well behaved kids and it’s the holidays, the spirit of giving.” We took a selfie with him. Classy guy. I then told my wife I wanted to pay it forward so we covered the bill
    Of this young couple and their baby. The husband, poor guy, was there in his pajamas so we could tell they needed any help. He thanked us and said he’d pay it forward some day. What a great day!

    • erynbailey says:

      Sounds like an amazing day. Thank you for sharing. Hope you continue to have many wonderful days like this in the coming year!

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