Many moons have now passed since I walked into a lawyers office two days before Christmas to respond to the divorce summons I had just received. I had always LOVED Christmas and sadly, I allowed that unexpected gift of freedom from the Universe that year to dampen my Christmas spirit and enjoyment of the holiday for YEARS! And in true Sedona fashion, the healing mecca that it is... after 14 years, this year, I finally dealt with the reminder of those unhappy feelings that had been buried in my subconscious mind, unbeknownst to me. It has been most painful, unexpected but liberating!!. And about damn time! LOL I value freedom above all else. And at the time, I did not recognize that I had just received the most valuable gift...freedom from an unsuitable marriage and the opportunity to find another who truly loved and valued me. And while I still have not fully opened to the idea of another romantic love in my life..I can say this year is the first in many, that I feel such great JOY and happiness this holiday season. My gift this year is JOY! I am so blessed to have such incredible friends, family and fur children. No I did not put up a christmas tree this year..first time every with no tree...But I can truly feel the joy of the holiday in my heart and I am so grateful to have that feeling again. I recently watched A Christmas Carol. Scrooges behavior, reminded me not to be stingy with LOVE and JOY! So Happy Happy Christmas to you all and to all a good night!!!! May Santa visit your dreams bringing you loads of gifts and wishes come true!!