December is upon us and I am astounded at how the previous eleven months had flown by so quickly. I for once feel wonderful as I have accomplished a few resolutions that I had imposed on myself the previous year and quite euphoric that this year I had the opportunity to fulfill a particular vision, a desire to lose a few pounds off my body. Oh! Yeah!
The weather is cool and the children love the whole ambience that this month brings.As far as I can remember we are used to correlate December with cold weather and snow but for most,December is a month of celebrating.Christmas,Santa and presents are primary reflections of a child.It’s very distinctive with the children getting all agog with excitement as they wait for the year to end and usher in the new year.Children await December as it is a month full of activities, surprises and fun ,even the adults wait with anticipation.With the cool climate setting in, my children’s school has planned a lot of sports activities and field trips for different classes during this month.
Since the year is winding down ,we also should take time off our busy schedules to remind ourselves how blessed and fortunate we are,having quality time with the family,by sharing family responsibilities and caring for our loved ones and being united in times of dark days thus strengthening family ties.
On the other hand,now that it is December,it is a tedious month for spouses who are working in the Financial hub, as they are very busy ,working non-stop to compare and provide detailed statements of their company’s performances. It is also the best times to review your taxes and insurances.Like wise if you are a tax payer,in the US you would be paying attention to 'irs forms'.
December always takes me back to childhood.Back then we were not endowed with technology to exchange with one another ecards,emails and digital photos of loved ones during times of celebration. Those days it was a common scene on the streets and pavements to see people jostling in the last hour, to buy greeting cards,fancy items and seasonal decorations from the street hawkers,who sold at a cheaper price than what was being sold in department stores. Life is easy nowadays with the advent of technology as everything is done at the push of a button. At the same time, the conventional way of sending or receiving greetings and wishes have become a rare occurrence .It brings nostalgic memories of the days gone by. Although it was time consuming we always made it a point to make cards and create decorative letters during the festive season .It was with a great sense of importance that I used to buy cards from the store or scribble my wishes on a hand-made card and send them via snail mail across to family and friends.Gone are the days....