Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
– Hamilton Wright Mabie
With the holidays being so near, we are about to receive the good and the bad.
The good is the cheer, the change of weather (even if its just a slight change because I live in Miami -.-), the Christmas trees, decorations, and a lot of love going around.
The bad? The malls getting unbearably full, some people get really frustrated and you just feel the pressure of trying to make the holidays fun, as well as buying everyone you love the most perfect gifts.
In my head, the good always outweighs the bad when it comes to Christmas. It is my absolute favorite time of the year. And not for the reason everyone thinks. 🙄
Yes I love presents and surprises. I mean who doesn’t? But to me, Christmas just isn’t the time to receive and give. It’s the perfect time to become close to your loved ones, meet new people, sit by yourself at the park sipping coffee and watching people walk by. It’s the time to realize that nothing in your life should ever be taken for granted, because whatever you may have experienced previously, it’s the reason why you are who you are.
It is so very easy to get caught up in all of these holiday craziness. That’s why I would like for everyone to do 1 thing before Christmas Eve. It could be in November, it could be in December, it just has to be before Christmas Eve.
Take one entire day for yourself.
If you’re a mother with young children, see if you can get someone to watch them for you and sleep in all day or binge watch a show, or spend the day with your friends or husband. If you would rather just spend a day with your kids, you can do that too.
If you’re a workaholic, spend your day off doing something you have been dying to do, not something you need to do.
Those are just a few examples, what I’m really trying to say is, do whatever you want to do. It doesn’t matter what people think or what people have to say. Take one day and gift yourself.
Trust me, by the time Christmas Eve is near, you will be so thankful that you took one day to do what you wanted to do without having to please anyone else.