Holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries naturally call for celebratory activities. When the holidays are here the expectation is that we are happy, jolly, light and in a ‘spiritual’ state of mind and heart.
Are you feelin’ it?
Sometimes it is tough to get in the spirit of a holiday when we’re in the midst of the hustle and bustle, the shopping, cooking, baking, partying, visiting, and so much more. I know people who get sick every year right around the holidays. Is this in response to the actual busyness or in the thinking about it all? I’m not really sure.
There is also an emotional charge around the holidays for many people. Some of us are missing our loved ones who have passed, others are ruminating about the loved ones we’ll be seeing and still others are facing being alone. There are many people who have angst about money and what it means for the holidays. And there are others who get so caught up in the busyness that they miss the whole point of the holidays, which is a time for celebration, love and gratitude. Or maybe you are someone who finds great joy in the holidays, the gatherings and the bustle. You love the full house, the crowded malls and the spending of money. Perhaps you are one of the fortunate ones who know how to find the happy in each day and each step along the holiday trail.
Whatever you are feeling, you can ‘find the jolly’ by counting your blessings. Ask yourself what you have to be grateful for. Share your gratitude with and for others and ask them to share theirs with you. Create a tradition and practice of being grateful no matter how you feel or what happens. Be one of the lucky and blessed ones who live the ‘spirit of the season’. Now, that’s Powerful!
Gratitude: I am grateful for every opportunity to celebrate.
Intention: I celebrate milestones and holidays with joy and reverence.
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” ~ A.A. Milne, Author of Winnie the Pooh
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About the Author: Sue Urda is the Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-winning, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. She was named twice on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Sue is a thought leader who envisions a world full of people connected to their ‘feel-good’, and she’s here to help them do it. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they are. www.sueurda.com www.powerfulyou.com