For many of us, the holidays are a time of joy and excitement, of family gatherings and reunions with friends, of love and laughter, and of peace and cheer. For others, it’s a time of sadness in remembering those we’ve lost or yearning for those who are far away; or a time of stress as we try to figure out how to pay for gifts.
The holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration and of rest, and yet, many of us are consumed with worry as we try to fit holiday obligations—parties, school recitals, shopping, cooking—into an already busy schedule. We often get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season that we tend to forget what the holidays are about and next thing you know, the season is over and we are left feeling exhausted.
This time of year, more than any other, is about sharing love, goodness, and generosity. About cherishing peace, kindness, and togetherness. About creating memories. These are the best gifts one can give and receive. Let’s make a point of remembering this. Let’s fill our days spreading love and cheer, and sharing kindness and peace. Not sure how? No need to fret, I’ve got your back. Each week in December, I will provide you with three ideas to focus on keeping the true spirit of the holidays alive in each of us.
Let’s do it, together.
Wishing you peace, love, adventure, and a little extra magic this holiday season,