There’s no place like home for the holidays. I can’t think of a better place to spend it than with my “Rosie Molz-ie Family”. Yet, with all of the events going on in Madison, it’s one of the most festive place I can think of to celebrate the holidays. The words “joy” and “family” always comes to mind when I think of December.
Spending Time With Those We Love
Being able to spend personal quality time with my husband Gary is something I cherish. Work-wise, this time of year is really busy for me and the Triple G (Good Guy Gary) as we manage year-end inventory while trying to strategize on new products and discontinued items from manufacturers. Having a little downtime to unwind on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day before we gear up for the New Year and the busy month of January is something that makes me cherish the holidays even more.
Season of Giving and Happiness
It’s the season known as the one in which we “give back”. One key reason I love owning my own local business is because the revenue generated by our customers enables me to give back to various organizations in our tight-knit community
. I love that Madison supports independent business, the entrepreneurial spirit, and has a plethora of worthy non-profits. Community Shares is only one of my favorites because of their community involvement and citizen activism. I also try to remember that the holiday season doesn’t mean happiness for everyone. It can spark sadness for something lost – a loved one or maybe a job – or perhaps just be too stressful. I try to be in the camp of not over-commercializing the holidays and have lowered my expectations of what “it’s supposed to be”.
Celebrating Traditions Year-After-Year
Whether it’s our annual work holiday dinner with our EZOPeops or going to find our Christmas tree, these little traditions make the holidays special. While we unfortunately lose some of the ones closest to us throughout the years, it’s the positive memories from these traditions that will give us all laughs.
Remembering The "True" Reason Why We Are Celebrating the Holidays
It’s important to remember to give thanks for the opportunity to spend this time with our families, giving back to the community, and look back on the past year. Take a moment to think about what you give gratitude
for, and leave a thought or a prayer for someone who may not be experiencing as much joy this holiday season as you.
No matter what the holidays mean to you, I wish you a merry and bright season and a Happy New Year.