Since the holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier each year, what if we all simply lived by the holiday spirit year round? I mean really what if we were as giving as we are once a year, all the time. What if, instead of waiting for the holidays, we entertained our friends and family at special occasions of our own choosing and creation during the entire year. It seems like an incredible squeeze to get in all of the parties, decorations, gift shopping, and holiday charitableness in one short month. It makes more sense to consider the keeping our spirits up year round with well designed homes, celebrating our friends and families with parties and gatherings, sharing our abundance and generosity with others for their own occasions as well as our own, and giving to the causes of our hearts more often.
I know so many who wait for just this season or the deadline of relatives coming for a visit to actually get their home interior in order, as if they themselves are not enough of a reason. Why live by default, when you can live by design and with style?! I throw parties for every reason or no reason at all, but get a bit frustrated when in one weekend I have invites to 4-6 bashes all because it is the holidays. Wouldn’t it be much more fun to catch every party in its own unique mix but spread throughout the year? And goodness wouldn’t it be more affordable to buy gifts for smaller occasions than buying for everyone we each know all at once?
Let’s develop the holiday habit. I challenge you to take the spirit of giving the holidays bring and share it throughout the upcoming 2007. Don’t wait until you have a tree with lights or even a menorah with candles. Celebrate the abundance we each have in every day. Give!