Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Pep Talk: from Ida of AdroitJewelers

Holiday Pep Talk

The holiday season is filled with get-togethers, lights, trees, food, presents, and more. It can be a really fun time of year. But it can also be a really hard time of year for many people, and for a variety of reasons. I thought it was important to take a moment to remind people not to put too much pressure on themselves during this holiday season. The grass may LOOK greener on the other side, but nobody has the perfect family, nobody is the perfect cook, nobody always does or says the right things, and nobody has the perfect holiday. What we see is not always other people’s reality. Instead of comparing your situation to others, focus on the positives in your own life. And we all have them.

Beauty comes in many forms and is on the inside as well as the outside. Just because someone else might not see your beauty doesn’t mean it’s not there. What makes you who you are? What do you like about yourself? Love is something we all need to feel. And it starts with loving ourselves.

We need to be proactive around the holidays. Find an activity to do. What do you enjoy doing? What do you like about the holidays? Doing something for someone else can make us feel better, too. If we want things to be good, we need to make them good. That will look different everyone. It is important to take things one day at a time and to never give up. The new year will be here before we know it and the holidays will be a memory. We determine what kind of memory that will be. I hope you find a way to make it special for yourself (and maybe for somebody else, too).

Wishing you peace, joy, and love!

From Ida of AdroitJewelers


Val Swanson said...

Well said Ida.

Erika Price said...

Thank you for your sensible words Ida! It is so easy to feel overwhelmed by everything at this time of year, and you're right - we musn't lose sight of the positives in our lives, and of what is really important to us. have a wonderful Christmas! Erika xxx

Brooke said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughtful words and suggestions. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

jemsbyjb said...

Great words of wisdom!

SendingLoveGallery said...

wonderful advice for the holidays and any time - thank you, Ida!