Today they said we might get a snow storm for the weekend and I felt like a child for a little while in the hopes I could experience the joy and magic of a White Christmas. You’d think being bred, born, raised and living in New York for most of my life that I experienced quite a few of those already but actually I haven’t! The only time it snowed on Christmas day was when I was 8 years old and it wasn’t a heavy snow just a dusting but it’s something that still sticks out in mind. I remember watching it from the windows in the living room while my sister set the table as my mom put the finishing touches on dinner and my dad snored softly in his chair by the TV. It was one of the few years there weren’t a slew of family and friends running around our house. I can’t recall why it was so quiet but I do remember it being quite lovely that it was just us four. I also remember staying up really late and running downstairs by myself to pick toys from under the tree to play with them in my room as my sister and parents were asleep. If I close my eyes I can picture the lights on the tree reflecting off the piles and piles of Sweet Secrets my sister got me that year (my sister is older than me and she’s always spoiled me rotten to this very day).
I miss those days sometimes.
Christmas feels rushed lately and busy, busy, busy. When its over I look back and I can’t even remember if I had a good time because there were so many things to do, so many people to see, so many parties to go to, tons of events, concerts, etc…. Typically I spend Christmas Eve with friends and Christmas Day with family and it’s always such a rush of activity.
I know I don’t always tell you because of that crazy busy schedule but I wanted to say thank you for being such a good friend. Thanks for sharing your joy of beauty with me! Thanks for allowing me to share mine with you. And most importantly thank you for making memories with me. Because I may not exactly remember what I had for dinner last night but I can think back to earlier this week when some of you made me laugh at some rant you had about a palette you hated or some joy you experienced because you discovered some new skincare product or a brush that applies your eyeshadow flawlessly. These are small, little joys in life but sharing them with you is always a truly beautiful and fun experience.
I wish for you what I wish for my own family, friends, and myself, happiness and health. Remember that all you need is a warm bed to lay your body down at night, some food in your stomach, and someone to love to feel the joy of the Holiday season. Anything and everything other than that is frosting on the cake of life.
I hope you have a little snow too to make it extra special and if you don’t? Close your eyes and imagine it in your dreams.
I love you all and will see you next week!