Two weeks from right now there will be a bunch of happy people, a bunch of disappointed people and some sad folks.
The happy people will be with whom they want to be, getting what they hoped and looking ahead to a wonderful day!
The disappointed people will be with folks they wish they weren't, not getting what they hoped for and counting the minutes until Dec 26.
The sad people may be alone or missing someone who was with them in Christmases past; maybe not getting anything; and seeing Christmas as just another day.
I've been some or all three at various times and I've learned a few lessons:
- Christmas is what YOU make it. It's a gamble to rely on others for your holiday cheer.
- It's OK to be your own Santa Claus. In fact, some of the best presents I've ever gotten came from ...Me.
- While all religions don't celebrate Christmas they all have central figures who were giving, caring, loving and all-in when it came to helping others; that is the basic Christmas lesson--and gift.
Finally, exactly one week after Christmas is the New Year which, if you look at it in a positive way, is the best gift of all. You get a new year--and, in this case a new decade--to start over, make some changes if needed and put the past in the...past.
What will you do during the next two weeks to try and have your best Christmas ever or, at least, a Christmas you can enjoy and appreciate.
Let's Holiday UP!!!