How to relate to the holidays
I am ready for the holidays! I've been enjoying sending off my favorite family gifts and hanging up all the mailed cards, all while listening to never-ending Christmas music. Last night I enjoyed some festive snacks and wine with a great group of girlfriends. So I thought I'd share some quotes about the holidays that get me in the spirit or make me laugh -- which one connects with you the most?
Whatever you celebrate (Festivus counts, too), enjoy your time to connect with family and friends and don't forget to sneak in some down time and reflection for yourself. See you all in 2017!
On feeling good:
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ― Bob Hope
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” ― Charles M. Schulz
On asking the tough questions:
CALVIN: This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn't make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery? If the guy exists why doesn't he ever show himself and prove it? And if he doesn't exist what's the meaning of all this?
HOBBES: I dunno. Isn't this a religious holiday?
CALVIN: Yeah, but actually, I've got the same questions about God.
― Bill Watterson
On just being real:
"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together." ― Garrison Keillor
Because Harry Potter tackles all topics:
“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
On new years, from my most-watched movie ever (besides D2: The Mighty Ducks):
HARRY: What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what thing song means. I mean, 'Should old acquaintance be forgot'? Does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances, or does it mean if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot?
SALLY: Well, maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway, it's about old friends.
― When Harry Met Sally