Does the season make you jolly or stressed?
Maybe it would benefit us all if we changed our tune just a little bit to include, ‘Tis the season to make others happy.’
Look around you, who is in need of a little care and happiness? When our focus is on making other’s happy, we are making space for our own joy and grace.
If you’re not happy, perhaps you are focused on the wrong things. To be happy, sometimes we just need to appreciate and recognize what we already have.
To experience joy, we just need to remember how blessed and loved we are to have a job, or talents, a place to lay our heads at night, loved ones around us, or even a healthy mind and body. Usually around this time of year, we’re figuring out how to get my step-mom here for the holidays. This year she is no longer with us. Be grateful for the loved ones in your life RIGHT now. Spending so much time with her in the hospital before she passed reminded me even more of the importance of health. If you have your health, then you have something to truly be jolly and happy about. I’m healthy and I’m happy and I am grateful. I hope you are too!