By Becky Andrews
It’s hard to believe that this issue marks our eighth holiday issue! What started as a simple idea Angel shared with me in the summer of 2008 has grown into the perfect outlet to share the people, places and things that make Wilson County THE place to live to experience the good life. Thank you for taking the time to read each issue!
When it comes to the holidays, there’s several distinctive personalities. But two types stand out. The first is the Martha Stewart decorating, Batali baking, perfect Elf on the Shelf scene making, lover of any and all things holiday.
The second wants to throat punch the person I just described. They shop last minute, avoid big parties and mostly, keep a low profile from Thanksgiving until New Year’s. Direct descendant of Ebenezer Scrooge? Don’t go judging. While the holidays can be full of good cheer, love and celebrations, this time of year can also induce an extreme amount of stress. So be kind and accommodating to friends and family who fall into the second personality. Give them a free pass on turning down a dinner or party invite. Your understanding may be their favorite gift this season.
If time teaches us anything it’s that it goes on. Our kids will grow out of toddlerhood. Our parents and grandparents may stop decorating for Christmas. No matter how your holiday traditions evolve over the years, as long as it’s spent with family and friends, you ARE living the good life.