I’m writing this post while taking a break from nonstop baking. Sometimes I think I already smell like butter and vanilla from all the holiday baking I did/am doing. Not complaining tho, I just think I smell yummy lol!
Anyway it’s only a few hours before Christmas, and I felt like giving something to everyone who’s gonna read this entry. A little bit of myself, positivity, and a bit of smile. 🙂
It has been 9 christmases since my mom passed away, and 3 with my eldest brother, and somehow the pain is still there. I’ve read somewhere that you never really get over the pain of losing someone, you just learn to get by with that pain tucked somewhere in your heart. I think that’s when I started to love the holiday season more, when I learned how to move on while still carrying my mom and kuya’s(big brother in Filipino) memory.
I started from sharing baked goodies to my classmates and friends, to having my own holiday bake sale. Then once I got home from school break I’d busy myself with tidying the house and putting up decors. If you knew me before I was the total opposite, I preferred the summer break more because I hate cleaning haha! But now, I love this season more, from decors, carols, and family gatherings.
My relatives are not perfect. There would always be that auntie who would always notice how fatter you’ve gone, or that cousin who never stops boasting, and of course, the nonstop inquiry regarding my dating life. Nevertheless, I love them. They’re noisy, has endless stories, and shoves food unto your plate every chance they’ve got, gets you drunk, and most of all, they make the season better.
Another thing I recently discovered about myself is how simple I really am in terms of presents. Wanna guess what favorite gift I received? No it’s not a book or a gift certificate, or Song Joong Ki in a box(how I wish lol). It’s a selfie stick. OKAY, I KNOW IT’S NOT THAT OF A BIG DEAL THAT’S WHY I SAID I AM SUCH AN EASY PERSON TO PLEASE HAHA I don’t know why I liked it so much, it just made me so happy once I opened it hahaha (friend, if you’re reading this now you know how happy you’ve made me lol)
These made me realize happiness doesn’t come in big, gallant servings. It can come from effortless, simple thing that we take for granted everyday. Once you open your eyes and look beyond the negativity, you’ll notice how close it has always been all this time.
So whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I wish you happiness, joy, and contentment. I wish you a day of good vibes, and unexpected blessings. It’s the time to celebrate and eat unlimited cake so why get sad, right? Let’s all get plump this season! And I hope your cheeks get cramps from smiling and laughing hehe
Merry Christmas to you 😀