The twinkling lights of Christmas still take my breath away, just like they did when I was a child. Even the smallest of decorations fill my senses with joy. I love to take a tour of Christmas lights in my hometown – the tinsel and tiny bulbs on a house make me feel warm all over. Even a single candle in the middle of a table can be festive. Christmas is a feast for the eyes.
But, in addition to the sights of Christmas are the scents of Christmas. Which is more pleasing to you, the scent of evergreen or the scent of cinnamon; fresh Christmas tree in the living room, or fresh baked cookies cooling in the kitchen? Which makes you feel more at home? I have a special potpourri that I purchase at Christmas that is a mixture of orange, cinnamon and pine. It reminds me of Christmas as a child when the tree was real, my stockings always held fruit, and my mother made Snickerdoodle cookies.
Christmas is a time of Extrasensory Perception. No, not mind reading or even intuition but more intense feelings than the rest of the year. Feelings of contentment, warmth and love are exaggerated. I hope your Christmas includes loved ones you can hug, scents you can smell, and decorations you can see. May the season fill all your senses with joy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your senses.
And may you have a happy new year!