It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

19 Nov
 
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Ok, confession: While you probably already know from my last post, I'm kind of already in Christmas mode...that is, in full-fledged Christmas mode. You can't really blame a girl though. The malls have been dressed up in pretty lights for ages, holiday stuff is all over the place, and tomorrow is Faneuil Hall's tree lighting- Santa's even gonna be there and they light up the tallest tree in New England. OK, you get it, I'm over-the-top excited for the holiday season. 

And to get even more into the mood, my roommate and I are having a holiday movie marathon tonight with homemade cute snacks and all our favorite holiday classics including Elf, The Holiday and my all-time favorite: Love Actually. I’ve already watched it once this season, but this is one movie I can watch again and again and again. I absolutely love the message it sends out, and if anyone knows me, I am a hopeless romantic so this movie gets me every time. 

I especially like one of the first lines in the movie, and want to touch upon it in my post today: “If you look for it , I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.” And this year especially I couldn’t agree more. I have to admit, sometimes I get a little sad around the holidays because it draws attention to my single-ness and lack there of boyfriend as you see all the couples prancing around galavanting under the mistletoe…kissing in their matching outfits. 

But, I realized that’s not really what the holidays are all about, and love doesn’t necessarily mean being in a relationship or having the perfect life. I guess it doesn’t hurt that my dating life is going pretty good right now, but I realized that love means many things. Love means having a family that cares about you and makes you feel at home. Love means having those few great friends you can tell absolutely anything to, and who are always there for you. Love means loving yourself and your body, inside and out. Love means having a good heart, and sharing that with the world. 

And when you think of it that way, love really is all around. You can see it on the train on your commute to work, you can see it in the eyes of families walking down the street, you can see it in the couple kissing in the park. There is no one definition of love; it’s everywhere. At least that’s how I see it this year! So go ahead, and open yourself up to love this season. Share your love with friends/family/your significant other and most importantly yourself

What do you love about this time of year? What brings love into your life? And lastly, what are your favorite holiday movies to watch? 


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7 Responses to “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…”

  1. Kathy November 19, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    Love this post, and yes, love is actually all around us, and it happens to be around us all the time! So glad you remind us!

  2. jsutera654 November 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    Love this post, too! You’re right – love is always around, even if not in the traditional sense of “love.” My friends are some of the most important people in my life. I love them dearly, they truly are what makes the world go ’round. My fave holiday movies? Elf! And Just Friends. And sometimes Home Alone (haha, don’t judge)!

    • healthychicks November 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

      Glad you liked the post ladies! And I’d never judge, those are all fabulous movies in my book : )

  3. Melissa November 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    Well now I must watch Love Actually ASAP! Inspiring post!

  4. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic November 20, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Aaaah Love actually is also my favorite movie of all time!! I still cry every single time I watch it, and it really gives me such a warm and fuzzy feeling.

    Christmas is my favorite holiday, but it’s hard for me this year because it’s actually going to be my first year single (after a long term relationship ended last month). Reading your post was perfect and inspiring, because you reminded me that there is more to the holidays than a boyfriend. Thank you!

  5. Smash @ Appreciate The Now November 20, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    Love Actually is my FAVORITE romantic movie as well as one of my favorite holiday movies. I watched The Holiday a few days ago because I just couldn’t wait until Christmas time. 🙂

  6. Amanda November 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    This post makes me so happy. I get a lot of kickback because once Halloween is over, it’s Christmas season for me. The tree is up, lights are up and my new puppy has a stocking and present already waiting for him. (Ok, maybe I’m a little over the top…) One of my favorite movies and favorite holiday movie is The Family Stone. It makes me think about my family getting together and it cures my homesickness sometimes. I cry every single time, but it’s just a really good, easy-to-watch movie.

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