I pause today to extend my best wishes to all no matter what holiday you may celebrate this time of year.
Throughout this holiday season, may peace and joy be with you and your families.
Holidays are great opportunities to celebrate life but I find they are also difficult to manage because we bring so many emotions and expectations to them each and every year. Don’t think I am being a Scrooge when I say that the decorations, the music, the food, and the rituals are important, but I am of the mindset these days that if something doesn’t get decorated or cooked or sent, it is not the end of the world.
I find as I grow older that no matter how much I plan and wish, there is no such thing as a perfect holiday.
And that’s okay.
Simplicity and giving of myself is the way to go.
For those of you who have experienced the loss of a loved one or are handling a personal crisis please be gentle with yourselves. I extend my deepest sympathies that you are feeling such pain during the holidays. I do have one suggestion that has worked for me and other friends who are widowed.
If you are in a situation where you are starting to feel overwhelmed, it is perfectly normal to take a break and gather yourself together. Separating yourself for a short time helps you refocus and center yourself. It’s important that you do what feels right for you. If you want to go out, then please go. If you would rather not, then don’t.
Please accept my many thanks for all of the comments, feedback and wonderful thoughts you share.
I merrily appreciate all of them and everyone who stops by and reads Cry Laugh Heal.
You are the best!