It's December!! It's snowing cats and dogs in some parts of the country, and shoppers have trounced one another all weekend to grab the best deals!
I hunkered down over the weekend and helped a friend organize some things in her home. Then, I made cookies with my daughter. We discovered that if you don't have a rolling pin, a bottle of wine (full or empty) works just fine. Who knew.
That first batch of cookie cut-outs always gets me in the mood for Christmas. There's just something about a snowman with a chocolate chip face that makes me want to share the love.
So, I decided on my facebook page, I would post a daily thought (until Christmas) that would encourage all of us to shine this holiday. Shine in a way that lights up somebody's life, gives them hope, takes a burden, garners a smile. I'm calling it "Shine Your Christmas."
December 1st (yesterday), on my facebook page, I suggested we all bake cookies and give some to a grumpy neighbor or coworker. Or teenager. Or husband. Whoever is the grumpy pants in your life. People can't be grumpy when they're eating a cookie somebody gave them. Especially if it's a snowman with a chocolate chip face.
Join me on facebook as I move through the month with reflections on how we can all shine a little brighter this holiday season. I know when the craziness really starts, I want to just keep plugging along, doing simple things that will shine through the chaos. It would be fun to do it together. Maybe we could change the world.
Here's my facebook link: Adventures in the Ballpark - Mare Ball. Check in and click the "like" button right under the cover photo of all the pies - you'll then get the daily posts on your facebook page, and we'll be buds! And down the road, I might be giving away a Cadillac. You'd hate to miss that.
Scoot over there now and see the things I'm posting this month to make my Christmas more shiny. Easy things we can do together. I promise you, they do not require stringing up lights, or dragging a Douglas fir into the house.