Winter magic fills me with endless joy, wonder, and imagination.
I close my eyes and fill the smell of the chilly air with wishes of snow-covered houses. The warmth of my black and white checkered sweater fills me images of cozy warm fireplaces. The simple joy of drinking hot cocoa, making a gingerbread house with a loved one, or listening to Christmas music brings the genuine magic that I crave to bring me up from my gloom.
Walking outside where it is raining, and cloudy I create in my mind the image of a place full of winter magic surrounding me. I may be feeling cold, but I will keep the images of winter magic to keep me warm, and joyful.
It’s officially 2015 and this also means that it is the second day of 2015 which means I am still on my reflection mode.
A year has gone
A year has come
It is a year of hopes
A year to make new mistakes
And to learn from them.
December 31 was full of anticipation, waiting for what will be in store for us.
My parents coming and going
Their hands carrying a suitcase,
A ritual to welcome the new year.
Like all other years, they all believe this year will be different,
This year will be better
Their smiles, huge and heartwarming bring a renewed sence of belief and motivation.
Inside I am shaking, not with horror but with excitement and happiness as we all give cheers to each other and eat the twelve grapes.
Each grape represents all of the twelve months of this new year.
As I make a wish first before eating a grape one by one, I wonder: does this ritual work?
I have always wondered, yes or no, I dont need to find the answer
Everyone doing it with confidence and hope, makes me realize that all you have to do is believe.
My sister, Andrea, my Mom, and me enjoying New Years Eve 2015 :-).
The balloons that we pop at the end of the countdown to welcome the new year, our house gets really loud 🙂
December 23 was such a great and awesome day 🙂 I cannot stop thinking about how motivating and wonderful it was to reunite with an old friend and spend time with Jesus Christ. I am so glad I decided to go visit my friend Mayra’s Christian church that is in Chino, California. I met Mayra’s whole family, they are all involved in the
church that they go to that it even inspired me to go back to volunteering as a lector in my church, St. Angela Merici.
The kids that go to the church did really great Christmas performances both in dancing and singing. There was also a twenty-two year-old young men who sings Christian music, his name is Alvinson, he only sang in Spanish so I was able to understand and enjoy the music he was playing 🙂 Christian music always gets me in the spirit of Jesus Christ.
The food was awesome, but all in all what really mattered was that I got to spend it with my friend Mayra, Jesus Christ, and meet some new friends.
It’s that wonderful time of year again!:) That year were we get to celebrate the joy of Christmas and gift-giving, it is also the time when we get to spend the most quality time with our families. I personally like Christmas not because of just giving and receiving presents, but also because I like to spend the time with my family, and forget about my sorrows for a while.
Many people get consumed by the need of buying presents and figuring out the recipes for a great Christmas dinner and what we are going to wear for that special Christmas Eve or Christmas Day party, really those things matter, but what really matters is that we have our family close together for the holidays.