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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to all of my followers! May the holiday season bring you love, happiness, and most of all time with loved ones!

Thank you all for reading my posts and your continued support as I journey towards becoming a published author!

 

Frank Fisher

 

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What I Love About Christmas

 

It’s been quite awhile since I last posted anything on my blog, so I thought I’d blog about something that coincides with the holiday season. I love Christmas; it has to be my favorite time of the year. It’s a time when people slow down, and are actually nice to each other. It’s a time to appreciate what you really have, as well as the special people in your lives. Some of us can’t do this until Christmas Eve. And why not, we’ve got presents to shop for, parties to host or attend, cram for exams, or just get things straightened out at work before the year’s end.

For me, I do my Christmas shopping in the summer because I know I won’t want to be anywhere near a mall come December. This way, I have all my presents bought and wrapped up ahead of time. It also means I can don my Santa hat on, watch Christmas Vacation (my all time fav!) and just have a holly, jolly Christmas with the family. I think my favorite part about Christmas is Christmas Eve. Sitting on the couch by the fire, a tree dazzling in yellow, blue, green and red at my parents’ condo. My mother always puts up a clay ornament I made when I was in the 1st grade. To this day, I don’t know how I made it, but it reminds me of the sentimental value it holds for her. Christmas Eve for me is the most blissful part of the season. When the malls finally close, traffic is virtually invisible, the streets are deserted. That moment when “not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse” arrives.

And yes, there’s the white stuff. The powdery white snow blanketing my neighborhood, at least my parents’ neighborhood. I think Christmas Day is the one day in which everyone is happy to see the roads covered in the white stuff. I’m going to admit I’ve only experienced three white Christmases in my life – and I’m from Toronto! The way things are going weather-wise in my hometown, it doesn’t look like it will be a white Christmas this year.

Despite the unusual warm weather, despite any unexpected surprises that may pop up (and they usually do), I look forward to time with family; the time off work/school; the peace and quite that Christmas evokes.

I hope that Christmas has similar meaning to you as well. However you celebrate Christmas, and what you look forward to about, may be it be joyous, relaxing, and bring you a sense of gratitude!

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Not So Traditional Christmas

I imagine that many of you are spending Christmas with your families – sitting by the fire, watching the snowflakes tumbling, exchanging presents, you get the idea. I do hope you savor the moment and are grateful to have these people in your lives. May God bless you all. For me, I’m spending my Christmas a little differently. Being divorced and without children, I have a little more flexibility so I’m spending the holidays in Florida, by the beach. Sure, it’s not the same without the white stuff, but I’m sure Santa can find his way down here on a surfboard. But a lot has happened this year and I need some time to be alone with my thoughts.

In addition to my job teaching English, I’ve been working really hard on my novel as well as improving my writing skills. I’ve faced many challenges and successfully come out on top. I’ve also had to make some tough decisions – one which I still regret presently. It was one of those fork-in-the-road choices, and I always think ‘Should I have gone the other way?’ Do you ever have regrets like this? How do you deal with them? I’ve done my best to just move on and say it was the best thing for me, but still look back at times. Being at place, which I’ve loved since childhood, gives me a chance to reflect on all that I’ve accomplished this year and what I can do to improve myself in the new year. I think it will be nice to just stroll the beach on Christmas day with some friends, while barbecuing some steaks at sunset – something I really love doing here. Of course I will be in the company of family, so don’t think I’m shutting myself from the outside world completely (LOL).

I also want to send a special thank you to all those who have been following my blog this year. Your support has done more than words can describe, so thanks a million! I hope you spread the word to your friends and that I can have my book finished next year, so that you can delight in all that brings. Merry Christmas to all of you! Wishing you peace and happiness this holiday season!

Frank Fisher
“Don’t just think it, write it!”

 

 

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