dealing with your ex to embracing new traditions, Christmas time brings out the wonderful and the woeful. I hope that you find a way to cast your gaze on the goodness that abounds in this season and let go of the frustrations that drag you down. The calendar can get a crazy and finances may turn into a fiasco. Try to notice the many points of light and joy, even in the hectic times. Capture some precious memories while running through the holiday paces.
It's okay if not every ornament makes it to your tree this year. If you don't have time to put the lights outside, that's alright, I skipped it, too, but we really enjoyed a trip to the local light show. I'm not sure when we might do our holiday baking, but we have enjoyed seasonal candy treats. The memories are the moments more than the activities. It not just one day that makes the season, the longing and shuffle are part the tradition.
the reason Christ came. Reach out to help someone, if you are able, and reach of and ask for help, if you need it. I'm grateful to have been in both positions.
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Holiday Survival Guide
Let Go of Expectations This Season
Blending Traditions and Schedules
From Me on The Blog:
Traditions in Our Blended Family
The Christmas Magic is YOU!
The Christmas Magic is Christ
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Holidays Without Your Children
It's Better This Year
He Came for this, He came for me
(reposted from 2015)