What does ‘Tis the Season’ mean for you?
‘Tis the Season’ is a saying we hear all the time in songs, advertisements, and from people. But in today’s world the meaning has taken a shape far different from its original intent.
Today when we say ‘ Tis the Season’ we say it out of irritation. Irritation with the crowds, the Christmas music in all the stores, the traffic, the commercials, the hype and craziness of buying presents, the finding time to cook…………all the little details.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS TIME OF YEAR being the time to be JOLLY? WE HAVE ALLOWED OURSELVES to get so anxious, so caught up in the worldly desires, so STRESSED!
Take a minute or 5 to TAKE A DEEP BREATH. What is most important to you not just during the holidays but in life?
For me its my children, my husband, my family, friends, and the people who support me. It’s my career and the people who have helped me get where I am today. IT’S THE PEOPLE. So during the Holiday Season shouldn’t that be our concern? To spend time with them and not just watching the football game, but quality time. Really listening to them, doing an act of kindness for them, telling them how thankful you are for them and how much you appreciate them in your life will mean much more than a gift card.
I CHALLENGE YOU to answer what does ‘Tis the Season’ mean to you? Has it lost its value and changed identities into something negative? Re-evaluate your attitude, your stress level, and how much you bring that on yourself. Challenge yourself to do things a little different this year, to not let the material things have all the importance.
Tis the Season to be JOLLY
people matter, materials do not
Is this quality time? OR What could i be doing differently to get quality time?
Keep calm and carry on
Is this important in my life? (if not, then why are you upset?)
embody the Holiday Spirit in all its peace, joy, and happiness