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Being Ready

Lately, I’ve been taken aback by a singular question from acquaintances and friends that seems to be popular these days: “Are you ready for Christmas?”

I don’t remember that question being asked until this year. The questions I do remember previously were along the lines of “Is all your baking done?” “Did you get all your shopping done?” “Do you have your decorating done?”—questions along those lines.

I’m not sure exactly how I am supposed to answer, “Are you ready for Christmas?” Is a spiritual answer in order, or is a more tangible, materialistic answer the way to go?

Answering honestly and tactfully is a good rule of thumb.

Yes, I am ready for Christmas in the religious and spiritual sense. At least, I’d like to think I am. I am a Believer, but balk from shouting it from the rooftops for every Tom, Dick, and Hattie to hear. My spiritual beliefs are personal, and just for me. Thank you for understanding.

No, I am not ready for Christmas in the tangible and materialistic sense. A small silver aluminum Christmas tree adorns a hall table, the old white porcelain Nativity crèche has a place of honor on the glass sofa table, and the chalk ware Wise Men stand waiting on my fireplace mantel. I wasn’t in the “pull out all the stops” mood this year. Thank you for understanding.

So, generally when I’m asked, “Are you ready for Christmas?” I answer “Yes” and don’t elaborate. This year, I am in the mood for Christmas to be serene, quiet, reflective, non-stressful, and happy – and not have to explain why ad infinitum.

I am ready in my own way.

So, for whatever Holiday(s) or observance(s) you follow, I wish you the happiest, best, and the most peaceful one – and that you are ready to be happy in any way you need and/or desire.

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.

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