This year, I did not receive any books for Christmas. It was a very clothing heavy Christmas this year. Which makes sense due to my rapid weight loss journey over the course of the past months.

In a way it gave me a chance to appreciate the books on my shelves that I own and haven’t yet read.

Truly the Books of the Present are all the amazing books on my shelves and in my kindle library that are just waiting to tell me their stories. I can’t wait to dive into them.

This post almost turned into something sad. Not because it is absent of books or anything. But because, Christmas this year has not felt like Christmas for me. I notice in my own family that everyone looked like they were going through the motions this year and it felt like the spirit of the season was completely absent.

However, it’s good to remember that no matter what we are still family and that we love each other. Even when times get hard. That because of the love we feel for each other we can get through any obstacle.

If anything, this Christmas is teaching me to try and take action to bring joy into my life. Instead of letting things remain in a negative state. Because I don’t like feeling down during the holiday season. This Christmas is as it is, but next Christmas will be here before I know it and I want to enjoy it for what it should be.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day. I hope it was filled with joy and good interactions with family, friends, and loved ones.

Thank you all for reading!

Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below!

-Till next time!


4 thoughts on “Books of Christmas Present

  1. For me these last Christmas and New Year have had a mixture of happiness and sadness.

    happiness because they are times of being in family and thank God for all his blessings.

    and sadness because in a period of two years my two parents died, first my father and then my mother.

    but in spite of all these losses, sadness I try to be happy, and have a smile on my face.

    for me the books as well as being a hobby, they have been the ones that have helped me to move forward.
    reading a book puts a smile on my face.

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    1. That’s so wonderful to hear. That books have been a part of what has helped you in your healing. I know that your parents are always with you and that they are proud of your strength and resilience. I wish you well in the new year!


  2. Yeah, Christmas felt different for me this past year too. I think part of it was going to my grandmother’s new place to celebrate and not being at home. I also honestly feel like the holiday snuck up on me, which didn’t help. But I didn’t mind it feeling different because Christmas isn’t all about the gifts you receive but spending time with those you love. So in a way it was nicer because I didn’t feel quite as stressed about buying all of these things.

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    1. That’s nice! I’m glad you had a good Christmas. I’m going to try and get better and better mentally so that I can get into the Christmas spirit in the new year! I think it’ll definitely be possible for me.


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