Working at a card and gift shop, I am always living ahead of the year. For example, cards and gift items for Valentine’s Day began arriving by the end of November. So, while everyone else was getting wrapped up in Yule/Christmas, I was already thinking of hearts and cupids. I am also living a little behind the year too. This week I finished packing up Valentine’s and the very last of the Christmas items. I also finally sorted the Thanksgiving and Halloween cards, both of which have been sitting around since October.
It can be a little difficult to enjoy the current holiday or season because I am always looking ahead. (Right now I am receiving Mother’s Day and Summer items, and we ordered 2006 calendars last week.) But because of this headlong rush through the year, I am learning to savour every ordinary day.