The Holidays

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Leslye has some good advice:

“As all the holidays are upon us I realize what a yearly emotional time this is for absolutely everyone in some way that is individual to that person. And I believe no one is left out unless you are a child perhaps.

I wanted to share what I have learned through many years that helps a bit. Avoid most all social media throughout this time. It always brings pressure to “be enough” and it’s impossible to avoid comparisons. Mute every commercial on your TV. Pressure to spend money most don’t have in order to meet expectations that actually do not exist.

Spend time creating something or working on a craft. Keep things simple with family. And most importantly, commit to being more of a listener with friends and family.

Use a notebook or journal to vent all the inside feelings you have that will only bring pain to others if voiced. Remember every single human being has their own set of struggles and challenges. This is not the time to offer your unsolicited advice. I say this with love ❤️. Brightest of Blessings to ALL.”

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2 thoughts on “The Holidays”

  1. Except for grandchildren, those expectations are long gone for me. Was broken-hearted when I learned there was no Santa as a child. Now I believe it’s a good thing. You lose that magical dream and then appreciate family and friend traditions. Eventually, you lose those lovely times and are left with the bare roots of the Holidays. Wonderful memories are appreciated then so make the most of what you have!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!🦃

  2. Health and finances say we will not be exchanging presents with family and friends this year. We will probably spend Christmas day at home enjoying each other’s company. On the 28th we will be having family and friends over for a meal. That will be our present to them.

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