It’s Christmas! The holidays have come. The question is: After everything that has happened this year, how are you feeling about celebrations?
Your Hope. Your Faith. Your Love. Your Courage– Don’t lose them. You might have had a difficult year, and so, you may not want to be in the mood to celebrate the holidays. But hey, let’s look at C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. It’s about hope, love, giving, and receiving
So, remember to:
Celebrate and cherish the good moments.
Have some fun. Get some chuckles, smile, and laugh.
Reclaim your joy. Don’t wait for it to happen by accident, but YOU make it happen intentionally.
Illuminate and Inspire others: Find ways to bring light into someone’s world over these holidays. Send them a note, give them a call to let them know you are thinking of them or praying for them. Help them stay inspired and keep their hope, faith, and courage alive.
Stay connected and Safe with friends and families. The true spirit here is about giving joy to the world! So, receive that joy and spread it around.
Take some time and Tell yourself some good things that happened to you or your family this year. We may have waited or wished for the perfect time, or the best thing to happen this year. But that didn’t happen maybe due to COVID-19 or other related issues. Now, take this moment you have and make it PERFECT!
Make it memorable: The past has happened. What is coming next, we don’t know, and we don’t have it yet. But what you have now is this present moment. Make the holidays memorable because you have them now. Unleash happiness.
Acknowledge and appreciate: Yes, life circumstances happened. Yes, many things may not have gone according to your plans. You didn’t have control over that. But now, you have control over how you choose to continue responding to it. Choose to acknowledge and appreciate the things that went well. Choose to acknowledge what you have learned from what happened this year. Choose to appreciate your life, and the lives of your loved ones. Acknowledge that yes, you can see Christmas.
Simplicity: Try to keep it simple. Remember that we can find and experience the greatest glow of happiness in the simplest things around us. Forget about the “bigger the better and the more the merrier” concepts but enjoy the notion of the “simpler the sweeter.”
You are not done! You may have been knocked down, but you are not knocked out. You may have been rejected, but you are not ejected. This life is not a game of winning or losing. It’s an amazing journey. So, enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas. Have a lot of fun and enjoy each other’s blessings.