The Spirit of Christmas: What The Holiday Season Means To Me

I’ve always loved the holidays. Christmas and New Years have always felt like a time of year where anything good can happen.

I love giving gifts to loved ones, I love cooking and baking holiday treats, and I even love the crisp air. Shh, don’t tell anyone!

This year, I am able to give back to loved ones and I am taking full advantage! It hasn’t always been this way (and I’m not just talking about money).

Christmas is coming, and some people will be surrounded by loved ones and other’s won’t. 2019 is coming, and some people will have enough money to be comfortable and other’s won’t.

So, why am I sharing this? I’m saying all this to say that there are seasons for everything. We’re all going to have experiences that make us laugh and cry. We’re all going to go through things that will rock our world for good or for bad.

Maybe, like me, you’ve had some ugly experiences. Perhaps things have been so bad that you are either hoping for a turnaround or expecting the worst.

Please expect a turnaround.

For me, the season is about relishing time with family and friends and being thankful for what I have. Things haven’t always turned out the way I wanted them to, but they have almost always worked out.

You should come to the conclusion that things will work out for you too. After all, you didn’t wake up today for no reason. You got up because there are things left for you to do in this world. There are still experiences that belong to you.

So, push beyond what things look like during this season, and be grateful to be alive! Because, seriously, life is so short that you owe it to yourself to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

What are you grateful for this holiday season? Let me know (in one way or another)!

-Adaora

 

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