Holiday Season 2020: Putting Everything Into Perspective
As with most holidays this year, Christmas will be looking different for many across the globe. Many things we considered traditions have been postponed. The people we normally spend Christmas Eve with will have to wait. We’ve had to re-invent our holiday season in order to keep the magic alive. Holidays shouldn’t be ignored due to the current circumstances. Make any necessary tweaks, but still, make it special.
Sure, the hugs maybe just from a very small group of people this year, but think about who those people are. They’re probably the most special people in your life.
We may have family in different states or even countries that we haven’t seen all year. Of course, we miss those far-away loved ones, but times like these are an opportunity to practice gratitude for the family and friends we have in greater proximity. Or, for the more easily forgotten blessings, such as our health or the roof over our heads. Although the holiday gatherings this year have been with fewer people, or even nonexistent, we have a chance to see everything through a different lens, and truly appreciate what we do have right to its very core.
As Christmas and New Year’s approach, many are focusing on what has changed, the gifts they may have to do without, the family they can’t travel to be with. But, if you haven’t done so already, look at the silver lining — there is always a silver lining.
Really take this season in, indulge yourself with a cozy and sweet Christmas at home, surrounded by those who matter most. Recenter through self-care and gratitude. It is when you do without, that you gain the most.
Take the time to reflect on what you do have at this moment, what you’ve succeeded at, or overcome this year. Instead of Christmas being about the “presents,” make it about THE PRESENT. This holiday season might be a quiet one, but it can also be the one you’ve needed to reflect and be thankful for what truly matters.
You’ll actually receive the best gift of all, a full heart. Priceless.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!