The Seasons Of Happiness
July 16, 2017 7:43pm CST
I see advertisements about Christmas in July. Do we really like the holiday that much that we'll fake it a few months early? Or do we really just like to shop and its a great catch phrase for a sale? Either way, there seems to be so much of it. It got me to thinking about Christmas-the real one. It got me to thinking about the happiness that I've felt over the years for giving and receiving certain gifts. One year, Santa left a note for our son to get ready and go for a car ride with us as his last gift was waiting for him at a farm not too far from where we lived. We drove there, of course we had made arrangements, and his puppy was waiting for him with a bow around her neck. Our son was over-joyed with happiness. He remembers everything about that day and how wonderful he felt when he held Nayla for the first time. What season brings you the most happiness?
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I'm a Christmas person also, and Thanksgiving, and so many other holidays........ Thanks, he was pretty happy that year, he didn't want to go anywhere after he got the pup, he wanted to stay home with Dad and I and the pup. And we felt so lucky, because we knew soon enough he'd be dashing off here or there in the years that followed.
• Alicante, Spain
@Juliaacv I'm sure... One year my Dad bought home a puppy... and I used to take it out to the playing fields and on long walks...wherever I went he came with me... it became my costant companion... and Ive had dogs on and off ever since...
• United States
Aww. Thats cute. Great idea. I dont know.. I love halloween- seeing the little kids dressed up and happy.. and sometimes getting candy myself. Love thanksgiving cause we do dinner then put up the tree and decorate. And i love christmas.. cuz of giving. And happy faces. And christmas movies. But i also like recieving and havent really in 5 years, so kinda gets me down now. As we all deserve gifts
Enjoying the big festive meal, after all of the hours of planning and preparation, is what I love about Christmas, and Thanksgiving also. We were always the ones in the family that hosted the big meal events, so we've lots of rich memories.
• United States
What a great picture! Nothing beats a boy and his dog Christmas is the season that brings me the most happiness plus it's my birthday QVC had some wonderful deals this weekend with their Christmas in July sales so I bought my new tree with free shipping and 6 easy payments.
• United States
I think it's way too early to start thinking about Christmas. But I love the story about your son's surprise puppy! It's never the wrong time of year to enjoy sweet memories. I don't have one season that is necessarily happier for me than any other, as far as favorite holidays. I enjoy them all equally I think. But I do prefer warm weather more than cold.
I agree, way to early! I like to enjoy each season for what it is, no need to rush thru our lives. Our son was so happy with that gift, and almost 3 years later, when he researched a puppy to get for himself, as an adult, it was near Christmas time. My husband drove him down to pick up the pup, and pay for it, and they came back to our place, and he asked me to take his picture sitting on the floor with the puppy in front of the tree like the picture we took when he was a little boy and got Nayla. It was so sweet.