Christmas future is far away, Christmas past is past.
Christmas present is here today bringing joy that may last.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, may your heart be light.
In a year our troubles will be out of sight.
From now on, have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the yuletide gay.
In a year our troubles will be miles away.
Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore.
Precious friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more.
I know that in a year we all will be together, if the Fates allow.
Until then, we'll just have to muddle through somehow.
And have ourselves a merry little Christmas now.
Cause everybody knows...
For years now, I've not really enjoyed Christmas. Too much to do in too little time; rush and bother. And I miss the people who I love who are no longer here.
I think I'm making a decision to today to live in the present. As the song says, "Christmas future is far away, Christmas past is past. Christmas present is here today bringing joy that may last." I need to live for the joy to be found in today. I think every day, I am going to participate in one "self-care" activity, so that I can discover that joy.
The self-care may take the form of diet and exercise; most days it will definitely take the form of something creative.
Let's see how I'll do...