Are you looking for your Holiday Spirit without any real success. Perhaps the reason you’re not having any success has something to do with your expectations? We all believe that holidays are supposed to be merry and bright and filled with comfort and joy, but all too often now they are stressful and a fright. Why is that? Well I think one of the culprits is everyone’s expectations. Visions of sugar plums that are dancing in everyone’s heads sometimes are not based in reality. They have perfect scenarios for the holidays that they think will somehow occur. Why would that be expected? Perfection is a state of existence that is rarely attained and highly overrated. Perfection, unfortunately, is like a snapshot in time. Generally momentary and then in a blink of an eye it’s a memory. So maybe you would benefit from lowering your expectations a bit. Here are some of my suggestions for a special Holiday Season.
Review your MUST DO LIST for want to do, need to do, and must do. Then decide what you think you really need TO DO to make your holiday special. Talk it over with your family members. You just might be surprised what you decide is really important and what traditions might not really work for you and your family anymore.
The idea is to make as many holiday moments as possible delightful, not intense and frightful. Who knows, you might create new family traditions that will be passed on for generations to come while you bolster your holiday spirit.
Here’s my “Recipe For A Special Holiday” – Lower your expectations, open your heart to the joy, it’s a holiday, allow special moments to happen that you can cherish and enjoy!
Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!
“I Aspire To Inspire”