Good morning, Dear Readers!.
Yesterday & today, I’ve talked to many of my close friends. I haven’t spoken to one person who was happy with the holidays this year. Some people had intrusive family members making unreasonable demands, others have in-laws who dislike them & use the holidays to make their disdain known, others have dealt with arguments, & others had a sick child.
Over the years that I have grown to dislike the holidays, it’s because I’ve experienced many of those same things. I always thought it was just me- no one else could possibly feel the same way. I felt I should tell you today that you aren’t alone if you too feel this way. It doesn’t make you a bad person or bad Christian. It makes you someone who has had bad experiences.
I’ve also been realizing that some friends & I have become quite bitter in some areas, especially the holidays, & I don’t like it. After praying about it last night, I felt like God wants me to learn to have some fun daily. The reason I’m telling you this is I think it’s a good message for you, too. No one should live with bitterness inside. Life is too short to live that way, & you deserve better!
I made a short list of things to do to have fun.. it’s just a start. Please feel free to add to it, or remove suggestions that don’t sound appealing to you. But be sure to do something fun each day!
Dance while cleaning
Do a normal thing differently, like talk on phone outside on a pretty spring day.
Snuggle your furkids.
Prizes (reward yourself for a job well done with a little gift).
Get a coloring book.
Lose inhibitions- don’t worry about what other people think.
Be true to yourself.
Read your Bible often.
Try something new, like new clothes or a new hair style.
Do something nice for yourself daily.