Frenzied days and sleepless nights
We all twirl round and round
Rushing through our daily tasks
Feet pounding on the ground.
We try to fit in all the fun
Alongside all our work.
We rush and go without a break
Risking our common sense and peace,
Take the time to sip some tea
And savor some cookies or cake.
Christmas comes then Christmas goes
Do we enjoy it while it’s here?
Or before it’s over do we start to plan
Everything we will do for next year?
I feel like the time goes so fast between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. As if somehow time speeds up, and the hours have fewer minutes in them. With all the things I want to do to make things special for those I care about in addition to all the regular tasks I do every day, I can barely find time for relaxing, reading, writing, watching a movie, or playing a game. This year I find myself needing to choose between things that are on the same day and I can’t possibly do both. I want to do them all but of course I can’t be in two places at once. I am sorry I have to miss any of them! I also find that I am so tired that I must turn down invitations because I just can’t have an event to attend every single day or evening. Such is the quandary of the person with a life full of family and friends. How lucky I am to have to choose between things to do, even if I feel extra stressed by making that decision. I can’t imagine if I had no invitations, no concerts to attend, no friends to hug, and no family to care for. I don’t think that situation would be stress free, I think I would feel empty and on edge trying to fill up my time. I hope I never find out how that would feel; I hope I always have people around me to have fun with, and care about. The people in my life are the reason for merriment, cookie baking, gift buying, and decorating; to share with others is my favorite thing about Christmas.