Merry Christmas everyone! I almost missed this post today because I'm running around doing my christmas shopping. I'd like to say last minute but the truth is, I only started any shopping two days ago. Regardless, I'm not going to let a little thing like Christmas unpreparedness prevent me from taking part in today's blog hop.
This week we are completing a statement. So here we go.
All I want for Christmas is...
to see the people I love be happy. And maybe for Christmas to be less about gifts and more about spending time with the people who make us happy. I know, I know. The commercialization thing is often talked about, and that's fine. We all want to give the perfect gift to someone. I get that. But what I really wish is that people could feel loved for Christmas.
Today I was out shopping downtown with my mom. We were having a great time, laughing, being happy, not stressing about things. And yet so many people we met looked angry or frustrated. People were bickering. People were alone, huddled in the corner of a building looking for money. There's sadness all around us and for someone who really does believe in the power of happiness, it hits me in the heart to see such sorrow.
I often wonder how I can change this. And I don't have the answer. But all I can do is smile at people, whether they want to smile back or not. I don't know if happiness is contagious, but I can at least try that.
In the meantime, I can make sure that those I love are happy. Happily fed, happily hugged, happily told how much they mean to me. And that goes out to the people that I know in the virtual world as well. I have many friends in the Romance Writers Weekly group that I've never met, and yet I wish them all the love and joy of the season. And I wish it for my readers as well.
Maybe that's why writing romance, and being proud of writing romance, is so important to me. Because I know that for a little while at least, people can escape from the things that might be filling their days with stress, and know joy and love for a small moment in time.
Merry Christmas my friends. Even if this isn't a holiday you celebrate, I wish you nothing but the best this season, and always.
I also wish you'd do the rounds of this blog hop this week and see what all my friends want for Christmas. You can start right here with Dani Jace.