The great debate on when you should take out your Christmas decorations wages on as some have decided that Thank-Christmas might be the way to go. For some people the holidays can be a blur because of our tight schedules. Not to mention, the grueling exercise of budget and waistline limits. But if we remember what the holidays are for, we might have a deeper reason to be merry in this season.
•Make time to celebrate. The very essence of a holiday is to spend time appreciating the significance of an event with your family and friends. If for some reason you can’t take that particular day off, be sure to set aside time to celebrate on another day.
•Enjoy your holiday meals. Yes, I’m sure we can all stand to lose a few pounds, but it would be a shame to have that special pumpkin pie go to waste. Eat joyfully on holidays.
•Remember the reason. Commemorate the holiday you celebrate. On Thanksgiving, delight in the goodness of all you have. On Christmas, remember the birth of Christ. Remembering the reason will set our hearts and attitude in the right place.
•Renew your strength. Another enjoyable part of this season is to find time to rest. Celebration doesn’t always have to be a party, it can be a retreat from the daily pressures of life where you have some time to reflect on the good things.
•“Yes”, to invitations. The holidays are the perfect time to connect with our loved ones and to make relationships right. If we’re far away, facebook and the phone are still great ways of keeping in touch. May it be their holiday season that you’ll have a very Merry Christmas.