I wish you a happy day for you and yours. In all the rush and stress of this time of year, I hope you remember the “happy”.
That Time of Year
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or just get together with friends, this is the time of year to enjoy the holidays with those you care about. It’s why we use the term “happy” or “merry” to describe the season and the events that make them so special.
I hope today is a happy day for you and yours. I hope that’s true each day, and I hope you remember the importance of that word.
Whether you say “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Hanukkah”, “Happy Holidays”, or whatever celebration you enjoy, don’t forget the “happy”.
A Happy Day for You and Yours
Replace the stress with the happy thoughts of having dear ones close. Replace the worry with the joy of knowing it’s not about getting it perfect; it’s about getting together. Replace the negative feelings with love, joy, and peace.
Every time you hear “merry” and “happy”, take a moment to make that real. Make the day happy. Make it fun. Enjoy it to the full.
Alter your holiday to do list:
Instead of focusing on buying presents, be present.
Instead of focusing on wrapping gifts, wrap someone in a hug.
Instead of focusing on sending gifts, send peace.
Instead of focusing on shopping for food, donate food.
Instead of focusing on making cookies, make memories.
Instead of focusing on seeing the lights, be the light in your holiday celebrations.
It’s fun to have presents and cookies and special meals, as long as we don’t lose sight of the true value of the holidays. Don’t forget the happy.
I hope you find all the joy and fulfillment the holidays bring, and I wish for a happy day for you and yours.