Christmas is over for another year – wow, it happened so fast, I blinked and missed it.
What I found this year, however, that apart from being with family I didn’t appreciate it as much as I would have liked and it all had to do with the people around me. They were all so miserable. The festive season was no longer festive and no matter how hard I tried no one really wanted to get into the spirit. I asked one person how she would spend Christmas and she told me “sitting on my couch getting drunk!” that’s when she told me that when she and her mother get together they “always” argue. Seriously? Is this what Christmas has boiled down to?
Even today, Boxing Day, is the time for “Boxing Day Sales” and people will be rushing in to return or replace gifts, buy gifts they don’t really want (just to get a bargain) or buy Christmas decorations for NEXT YEAR which they probably won’t even use. Seriously?
I have spent the last 24 hours alone – both kids are off doing their own thing and I sat through a couple of Christmas Movies and had a good cry but I did sit down to appreciate what I had and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m the luckiest girl in the world. I have a wonderful house, two great kids and a family that would do anything for me and I would do anything for them. I’ve had many ups and downs this year but I’ve come out of it stronger than I ever thought possible. I’m alone but I’m not lonely. I don’t need a partner to “make me whole”. I am grateful for everything I have whether it was good or bad and I don’t worry as much any more about the future.
I’m here now because of the choices I have made and I think they’ve been good ones. The future is not set in stone and I have the choice to be courageous or crawl under the covers and not come out again until the sun comes up but all in all I’ve become the best version of myself and I attribute that to my new found passion for life. I can’t make it any simpler than that.
Happy New Year to everyone – may it bring you all the possibilities the world can ever know and Don’t forget to be in the moment NOW! Too many people are planning their future and forgetting about what’s going on in their present.
Life’s great – MAKE THE MOST OF IT!