The children are patiently, anxiously and sleepily awaiting Christmas.  But you know how the saying goes “Christmas is for the kids.”  I guess that’s why NYE or New Year’s Eve is so close in proximity.  To allow us adults to have a little fun during this wonderful holiday season. (Especially if you’ve spent up all your money, smh)  NYE is by far my favorite holiday.  Hell, it might be my favorite day of the year, only challenged by my burfday which is making a steady creep into my present.  Someone recently asked me, “What is it about NYE that you like it so much?”  My answer was simple, yet the best way I could describe it. “It’s the allure of the unknown… New Year, resolutions, plans, expectations… It’s the start of an opportunity to make shit right… It’s beautifully intoxicating…”  It has an almost transforming appeal.  As if everything is gonna be alright.  I have to be honest I get a tingle in my spine and a couple rapid beats in my chest… A magical glow takes over my being and I blush, giggle and bat my eyes girlishly.  All of this happening at the meer mention of this holiday.   It’s like I have a crush on this one day of the year. Here are just a few recaps of NYEs of the past:

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For some reason I did NOT take a pic NYE 2010 😦

In preparation of MY FAVORITE holiday… I’ll be hosting a countdown of my Top 10 Moments of 2012.  There will be a new post everyday starting this Thursday December 20th up until the glorious eve December 31st.  (I know that’s twelve days away but I have things to do this weekend so we’ll resume on Monday, 😉 )

As always 🙂 it might make you feel better.  More than that, it might be the smile someone else needed…

In the spirit of giving synonymous with this holiday season.  I’ve decided to give my Beautifully Misunderstood family a triple dose of our monthly understanding.  As I’ve made great strides to pull the HUGS organization together for a big recruitment at the beginning of the year.  There are so many exciting things happening this time of year and so much joy in the air, these quotes are a reflection of what I’m feeling right now.  As always sharing these moments with you are motivated by a spirit to help you see through my beautifully misunderstood eyes and read the words burned into my soul.  Words that create action within my heart transferred into my actions.  So here are my cerebral gifts to you. 🙂  Let’s start with your first gift from one of the United States of America’s founding fathers…

Mr. Franklin
Mr. Franklin

He said “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself.”  – Benjamin Franklin  This land of opportunity never promised everyone that it would be theirs but you do have a right to obtain whatever you feel your happiness may be.  Nobody will give it to you.  Surprise #2 “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you.  Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself,” Alice Walker spoke these words, which stirred my risky maneuvers in search for something that feels remotely like an elusive happy.

Alice Walker
Alice Walker

This pretty much sums up the last couple months.  Hell, pretty much the whole last year (prior to me walking away from my former life)  If I had seen this before I left I might have quit on the spot.  Dale Carnegie one of this country’s most successful individuals must have been running through my mind.

Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie

 “Are you bored with life?  Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you thought could never be yours.”

The final quote is by far the most relative to my journey.  It captures my feelings from the past, present and future.  Emotions that tug at the soul of a person to be better, do better and give of myself in a better way that creates some HAPPINESS that isn’t felt through money or things.  It’s pure & unapologetic… It’s what I’m feeling right now… 🙂 HAPPY HOLIDAYS