Have Yourself a Merry 'Little' Christmas

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Christmas morning is just over a week away. For many of us Christmas morning as kids was so magical. Waking up perhaps to all the toys left by Santa. The smells of amazing food to be eaten soon.


Lately the song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" has been playing over and over in my head yet I don't know much more of the lyrics then the opening line. So I looked them up....


"Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on your troubles will be out of sight


Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on your troubles will be miles away


Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more


Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest place


So have yourself a merry little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
So have yourself a merry little Christmas."


Such a relaxing and feel good song, yet do our troubles ever really go away? Sometimes the fates are that we aren't able to gather together anymore. Yet in the turmoil and/or grief I believe we can find some calm and maybe that is what the song was getting at.


What I love is the word 'little'. Christmas isn't the big hupla for me that it used to be. I don't spend three days decorating with twenty-seven bins of decorations. My decorations are now simple yet meaningful.




I still appreciate people who do go all out at Christmas but it seems each year my decorations get smaller and smaller in amount and I just soak up the season with relaxation. For me that means reading, knitting and Hallmark movies. :)


My husband and I don't have kids, both of us have lost our parents, nieces and nephews are grown and have their own lives. Christmas now is enjoying each other, volunteering for those less fortunate, spending quiet dinners with close friends, church and lots of music.


It is so much more relaxed and I am okay with that. I cherish the 'olden days' of hectic shopping,  hours of baking, early mornings ripping into gifts and late nights of 'waiting' for Santa.


But, I am liking the word 'LITTLE'. It is a calming word to me and one that makes me smile. So my wish for you this Christmas season is that wherever you are in your Christmas season journey of life, that you can enjoy the moments and breath in all your experiences.


Have a very Merry 'Little' and Blessed Christmas.






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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Wait you get 10 days in your weeks?  How do you do that? LOL  I appreciate the "little" Christmas although with my grandson I am sure that won't always be the case, but at 8 months old little is what is happening this year.  If fact my daughter is moving out of her house on the 21st and into a camper to build a house and well... that means not any storage for good little while.  And heaven knows my parents in their 70s don't need a bunch of "stuff".  Our family won't be all together on Christmas this year (I have medical, firefighter, chef, law enforcement) who will be working the holidays in my family.   Merry Christmas to you

Dec 15, 2018 08:51 AM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh my gosh, this post is so lovely. I love that song too. And your decorations are simply perfect. I know you're going to have a Merry "Little" Christmas, Shar. 


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Dec 15, 2018 09:09 AM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh, and I've been reading by the fire of late when I wake up early. And Hallmark movies are playing quite often. It really is possible to find calm in the holiday storm. 

Dec 15, 2018 09:12 AM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Very nice.  Merry Christmas to you and you family.  Keep it safe

Dec 15, 2018 10:00 AM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Shar Sitter,

What a lovely post! Merry Christmas to you and your family and I too enjoy that song. It is possible to have some calm and serenity during the holidays and I have to admit I've been paring down on the Christmas decorations each year and have my more meaningful pieces out to enjoy.

Dec 15, 2018 11:39 AM #5
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Thanks Shar Sitter Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

Dec 15, 2018 03:12 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I can't believe Christmas is a mere one week away.  I hope you and your family have a great holiday as well.

Dec 18, 2018 12:03 PM #7
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