Feels a lot like Christmas
Yes, my fourth Christmas in the Philippines feels a lot more like Christmas, compared to the previous three. We were a bit late in putting up the decorations because we were all so busy with many other things. But I took on a more active role in decorating. i.e. I managed to shop for some decorations.
I was also able to hang Christmas lights not only on one side of our house, but also inside my room. I now have an interesting alternative to my night light.
But more than being able to shop for decorations, this year I also somewhat conquered my fear (or laziness) of braving the holiday traffic in order to attend in not just one,
reunions with good old friends! And I really had a great time in all these reunions, I can say this with utmost candor and honesty.
I can feel the veil of depression lifting up finally; and this gift, which makes me sense things in a more positive light, is most precious.