“As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” ~ John Eliot
This week finds me in California, babysitting my sweet Milo, age 3. He is my youngest grandson so I am allowed to be totally in awe with his verbal skills, physical skills and the way his little mind comprehends the world around him. His other Grammy gave him an Advent calendar and even though the delayed gratification of only opening one window a day for the next 24 days is tough, he studies the pictures on the outside and has stories and questions about the characters.
Santa is magical for a 3-year-old. He reminded his sister (as she was bothering him at the dinner table) “Kylee, Santa is watching you!” He believes. The house is decorated with a live Christmas tree (that the two young kittens are systematically destroying,) stockings hanging wait in anticipation of becoming plump on Christmas morning, a little village reminiscent of a Dickens Christmas and the typical Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer pre-school craft, accompanied by a letter to Santa asking for Mickey Mouse Roadster Racer Garage (as seen on TV, I am sure.)
This season can be insane for some of us. With all the activities, shopping, decorating, and partying, we may lose sight of the reason for the season. For Christians this season of Advent precedes the birth of the Christ child and all the wonder that entails. For those who are less religious, this is a season of celebration of family and friends. For some of us, this may be a season of sadness, being alone or still feeling the pain of recently losing a loved one. The date of December 25th was the winter solstice on the Roman calendar and it is no surprise that the symbolism of the birth of the ‘light of the world’ would correspond with the birth of the light of the sun on a yearly basis.
Randy and I chose to decorate with Swedish stars hanging in the front windows of our home. I love the simplicity and ease since the electrician pre-wired the house and they can all be turned on or off from one convenient switch. The tradition has meaning for us, as does the wooden nativity and the sleigh to hold Christmas cards made by my grandfather. Our tree holds years of ornaments with memories aplenty.
Surround yourself with your happy memories. Surround yourself with friends that support your dreams. This is the season to believe that anything is possible for you. You may even receive a Mickey Mouse Roadster Racer Garage if you dream big enough. xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products. Her design studio is located in Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC. Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 30 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
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