Today is January 16th. Christmas was December 25th, and Halloween was on October 31st. The pumpkin is a decoration for Halloween. The poinsettia is found at Christmas. I walk through the neighborhood, and I see houses with Poinsettias and Pumpkins on the door step today in January. Well, past both holidays.
One observation is that the poinsettias and the pumpkins’ condition are pristine, So it makes me wonder if they are real are fake. From a glance, they don’t appear to be plastic. My next observation is that we have gotten better at preservation.
The fall going into winter is my favorite time of year. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years’. These were times of celebration, rest, relaxation, and comfort.
In the past, if I would’ve been critical. My thoughts would have been centered around “jeez people; why do you have Halloween and Christmas decorations out?” It is January time to move on!
Today I don’t have those thoughts; instead, the long past the holiday decorations bring me comfort When I look at the Poinsettias and Pumpkins. Amid tension, stress, and uncertainty, I can use the comfort and peace to help me move forward with a positive, hopeful story about the future.