As women over 50, our humbug might be showing. When Jack Frost starts nipping at our nose, it likely means our joints are aching. As our hearing becomes less acute, it’s harder to hear the jing-jing-jingling of sleigh bells—merry as they may be. And as far as decking the halls…. well, that’s a lot of work!
Even the fires that once roasted our chestnuts may have dampened over the years. In fact, some in our generation might confess that their growing inability to locate their groove thing has rendered mistletoe to becoming merely another piece of hanging plant material—devoid of romantic properties and just one more thing to dust.
But, before we all start shouting, “BAH,” let’s consider some of the ways the holidaze can be fun and festive—
Grandchildren: The absolutely #1 reason to enjoy the season is through the eyes of your grandchildren. These precious objects of any granny’s affections are sure to add a glow to your check and put the magic back into the holidays. Their delight is more than enough to warm your heart in a big, big way!
Reconnecting: Even though writing cards can be a chore, it’s wonderful to hear from those who were once a part of our lives but now live in distant places. This annual custom of catching up on one another’s lives is one I treasure and, I’m guessing, you do, too.
Taking Time for Fun: Parties and gatherings abound at this time of year. Carving out time from overloaded schedules to relax and enjoy friends and family is truly a cause to make merry…as long as you can avoid the fruitcake!
You Get to Flaunt Your Feisty: If you want to add a bit of feisty to the mix, drop by the Feisty Boomer Boutique and pick up a groovy, one-of-a-kind gift for your friends or a special treat for yourself. This bountiful boomer selection includes mugs, Tees, totes, and more with psychedelic designs that are guaranteed to recharge any recipient’s flower power.
So here’s a ho-ho-holiday toast to the season—despite the stress, the crowds, and the cold, it really can be the most wonderful time of the year!