Whew, kind of a tall order, no? Actually… not really.
As adults, the holidays are stressful, I agree. But I think sometimes if we get back to the wonderment of being a child during the holidays, we might find that it’s an easier go of it.
I mean think of it… kids light up when they see the lights (pun intended), they are so excited about Santa and the Reindeer and the Elves… those wrapped presents are so exciting and SO AREN’T all of the bows and ornaments on the tree…
I for one completely miss the innocence of being a child. So I am trying to bring some of that back into my life (while still being one of those full-time working, responsible adults….)
If we let our expectations go, things might be a little more jolly. Enjoy the season’s offerings, just don’t go too overboard, lest you feel gross after. Let the little miracles of the season fill your heart. Share the wonderment with someone else who may need it. All of these little things can help us stay on track during undoubtedly one of the toughest times of the year.
Do you have any others to add?