Merry Christmas, Friends!

December 25, 2012

On Thursday, I flew home to Victoria for the holidays. I was excited to see that my family had left the tree undecorated, so we could do that as a family. We spent Christmas Eve eating dinner and watching Rudolph together (tradition). Baby Bro, Sis and I went for our annual light display drive (another tradition). And, in general, I’ve spent the last few days catching up with friends, picking up last-minute gifts, and reflecting on what this year has given me.

It hasn’t always been easy; 2012 was definitely a year of high high’s and low low’s. But here it is, Christmas Day, and I feel so lucky that I am able to say my life today is better than it has been in years. I am a better version of myself than I think I’ve ever been. My life is full of strong friendships with people I hold incredible bonds with. My family and friends are all happy and healthy (and cancer-free!). And 2013 is already shaping up to be a great year.

I am not religious in anyway but I feel quite comfortable with saying that I am truly blessed. My wish for all of you today is that you can think of even the smallest parts of your life or this year and feel the same way. Wherever you spend your holidays, take a moment to appreciate the smiles on people’s faces as they unwrap gifts, pass plates around the table, and take their first bites of the best meal of the year. Help the cook prep dinner, offer to set the table, and make sure everyone gets some fresh air at least once.

Enjoy your company. Be grateful. Offer to help. And just soak it all in. A lot of effort goes into this day… try not to let the madness consume you.

Merry Christmas, friends!

  • Rob December 25, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Merry Christmas to you too Cait and hope you and your family have a safe healthy prosperous and Happy New Year.

    Now go find some mistle toe and a cute young stud muffin for yourself (for that’s a tradition too) !!! :-)

    • Cait December 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Ha! Thanks, Rob. Merry Christmas!

  • Travis @DebtChronicles December 25, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Merry Christmas, Cait! Have an enjoyable holiday with your family!

    • Cait December 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you, Travis! I hope you, Vonnie and the kids had a great day :)

  • jolie December 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Nothing better than being able to decorate the tree together. I am so glad you got to do this. Have a wonderful holiday.

    • Cait December 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks, Jolie! Happy Holidays :)

  • Canadianbudgetbinder December 25, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Merry Christmas Cait! Enjoy your holidays and the time with your family and friends. Mr.CBB

    • Cait December 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Same to you, Mr. CBB!

  • Girl Meets Debt December 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Merry Christmas Cait. I am also originally an Island Girl and honestly, there’s no place like it :)

    • Cait December 27, 2012 at 12:58 am

      There really isn’t! Merry Christmas!

  • Budget & the Beach December 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday!

    • Cait December 27, 2012 at 12:58 am

      Thanks, T! Hope yours was good too :)

  • B. (Below Her Means) December 27, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Cheers to you and happy new year too. :)

    • Cait December 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      Same to you and M, B! xo