Sound familiar? If this is all you see or feel during the holidays, you are not enjoying the holidays. Christmas is a time for giving, sharing and being with friends and family; a time to celebrate and rejoice. If you feel like the Grinch, it is time for an attitude change.
After spending the weekend with a 4 year old and 9 month old, I am reminded of the excitement of Christmas. Do you remember as a child the excitement and anticipation of waiting to open presents? Do you feel that way now? What would it take for you to have that childlike enthusiasm again?
There will always be more things to accomplish: cleaning up the house, dishes, laundry, shopping, cooking…… and the list goes on and on. When you’re out shopping and running errands, stop to look around. Do you see the people who look stressed and unhappy? Are you one of those people? If so, it’s time to pause, take a breath and remember that you are buying presents to watch someone’s face light up, to show love and caring. Although the line to check out may be long, take that time to be thankful for the many blessings in your life. Remember, you are healthy enough to go shopping and blessed to be able to provide. If that doesn’t work, sing along with the Christmas music playing at the store. Isn’t it amazing how many words to Christmas carols you remember?
It is my sincere wish that you all have a very merry and holly jolly Christmas this year. And remember: you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why………….
May your holidays be filled with love, laughter, joy, blessings and happiness!
From my family to yours — MERRY CHRISTMAS!