Get in the Spirit – St. Patrick’s Day

3/17

I’ve always been a bore when it comes to holidays.  I could never bring myself to get excited about Christmas being your typical “Scrooge”.   I never looked forward to Thanksgiving or Easter.  Painting eggs and family gatherings.   And I didn’t attend the usually cook outs on Memorial Day,  July 4th, or Labor Day.  

I don’t know why I feel this way.   Maybe it was always the hurried pace of the holidays when I was growing up?  The mad dash to get from grandparent to grandparent and then parent to parent after my parents split.   Now that has spilled into my adult life.    

This actually started to make me feel a little guilty.  I didn’t want my kids growing up without ever experiencing the joys of holiday traditions.   I think it all came to a head for me when Halloween rolled around and we didn’t even carve pumpkins.   

I wanted to change this.  I wanted to Get in the Spirit…But I know it will require some practice.   St.  Patrick’s day was a good place to start.   

I decorated the windows and living room, kitchen, and windows.   I even wore a green shirt today.  

Hey it’s a start. I definitely feel better that I made this effort.  Easter is coming up and I am already thinking about fun activities to do with the boys.   By December you will see this….

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Author: billshappinessproject

I was near the end of 2017 when I realized that my life was totally out of balance. I was 30 and I was working my life away. I did not have strong relationships with my wife, family, or friends. It was around this time that I came across THE HAPPINESS PROJECT by Gretchen Rubin. It was then that I decided to launch my own year long project towards personal happiness for the entire year of 2017.

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