Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Light It Up

As funny as it sounds, the other day, a Publix commercial stopped me in my tracks.

They were talking about all the things people worry about and think they want at Christmas. Yet, if we look around us, we probably have everything we could ever need. That couldn't be more true.
The past few weeks have been really rough, but I'm not ready to elaborate on why. Instead, I need to take this cue... the cue from the grocery store commercial... to look around me and see that I pretty much have anything and everything I could ever possibly need. Sometimes we get blinded by outside distractions, while we have the world already in our grasp.
I have my health, my family, and my friends. I have a loving husband and a baby on the way. I have a roof over my head and food on my table. With those things in hand, I can muddle my way through any forthcoming obstacles. And as the holiday season engulfs us, I must find a way to set aside these other distractions and focus on what really matters. It is a time to celebrate life and love and to be happy and share with those who love us in return.
Puff and I have an annual tradition of going to a local suburb to a house where two gay guys go crazy over-the-top with their lights each year. We took Kimhead last year (HERE) and we are already getting excited about being able to take Bimmer next year. I am such a sucker for a Christmas peacock.
Puff and I also skipped the animal light display (HERE) with the giant mutant cow, in favor of a closer, more tame experience. It was, however, a bit disappointing. The lights were the same as they had been years ago when I went with The Ex. That point aside, it was still a great evening, because I was celebrating the season with the man I love the most, and who loves me more than anything. And isn't that what the holidays are truly about?

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