With the holiday season I have been ignoring you know what and spending time at what I call my oasis. It feels good to do this as so much of my time normally goes toward either coping with what is happening with me or with learning and writing about issues.
During the holidays, though, it is good to think about what everything else in life means and to push that other topic to the back burner. I have spent a lot of time thinking about Christmases past and family get-togethers as well as how grateful I am to have Marvin in my life now. I missed shopping for gifts and picking out those last-minute little treats that always seem to be surprisingly enjoyable. Yet, I have also spent time watching the Nutcracker, though not as much as in years past, and in talking on the phone with family and friends. That is pure joy.
What occupies your time and mind to keep you happy at this time of year?