MIAGD: Christmas lights the stress

MIAGD: Make it a great day

Down the street, across from Van Buren Middle School, we have a house nearly decorated and the lights are synced with the music.

In the evening cars park alongside the middle school to take in the light show. I love it.

Most of all, I truly appreciate my neighbor’s willingness to spend so many hours decorating and preparing for this annual event.

The past few years I’ve invested little interest in decorating for the holidays. There are other stresses I’ve abandoned.

It’s often a merciless marathon of stress and exhaustion to get to December 24th and I’ve elected to pace myself and spread the cheer throughout the year.

I’ve been bringing out different small decorations ornaments and displaying them throughout the year. Each of mine involve a special memory, a special person who gave me the item, or both. It’s my way of honoring a person or a memory throughout the year instead of hauling everything out for a three-week spotlight.

I have diminished a number of other holiday traditions throughout the years, spreading them throughout the entire year, and I’ve greatly benefited, especially healthwise, and have wholly enjoyed the holiday seasons.

Whatever you do for the holidays, attempt to do it with less stress so you can fully enjoy your time with loved ones and various events throughout your community.

And always make it a great day.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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