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Monday, June 17, 2019

Of Christmas Trees in June...


I was Skyping with my 3 boys the other day when Son #1 asked (in a shocked, capitals-only voice) why was there a CHRISTMAS TREE in the background?

I explained it to him and only took down the Christmas tree only a couple of nights ago because I'm moving at the end of the month. At the current place, I didn't have many personal effects on the walls, but this little plastic Christmas tree meant a lot to me because it was something that Mirjam and I did together.

But, as I was packing away the dusty decorations I thought of Son #1's questions and wondered why don't we use the power of Christmas and its trees more often?

Love Actually is a special, smile-making movie to many people, including myself, because it knocks it out of the park when it comes to feelings of love and family and good times spent together.

We smile, nod and say hello to strangers in December.

Why don't we do it in February?

And, why can't we have "Christmas tree moments" in June, July, March, or even January?

I would love your comments, because I don't have any answers.

All I can say is that happy memories/moments kick the shit out of the crappy doldrums and when I move into my new place, the first thing that's going up is my little Christmas tree that could.


Elephant's Child said...

Loving moments, kind moments SHOULDN'T be limited to a season. Any season.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Excellent ... the Christmas tree that could.

Happy smiles and talking ... just ideal. We used to do June Christmas when I was down under - well actually straight down the longitude line (near enough!) in South Africa!

Good luck - and them littlies should be with you shortly ... cheers and enjoy - Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like the sentiment! We should remember what the Muppets said in A Muppet Christmas Carol - wherever we find love, it feels like Christmas.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Christmas trees year round. I am all for it.

CWMartin said...

I'd settle for more of the Christmas season at Christmas, anymore. It's getting better though, with my son's burgeoning brood. BTW, Have you changed your settings on FB yet so I can send a friend request?

Kelly said...

Pondering my thoughts

Lisa said...

I agree we should have the Christmas spirit all year long. I often say I like a particular store I go to because it has that feeling of "Christmas in July", and not just because I like to buy things there. (though that is a driving factor! LOL) Most of the time it's also because of the folks that work there. Nice, easy and friendly. Like at Christmas. All year.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

My sister got me a special sister ornament that reminds me I'm loved and never alone. It hangs year-round in my kitchen.

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