Tis the season to celebrate
Well, it's that time of year again, where we begin thinking and talking
about the holidays. We each have our own celebrations that we have
kept. These traditions are what help make this time of year special
and significant to each of us.
Some traditions surround meals, others the obtaining and decorating of the tree. Still, to others, thanksgiving is more the focus of the season. A time when you gather to simply enjoy good friends, family, and food. These are the days, the events that make the difficult times so much easier to handle, they place life in perspective.
So if as you have read this a tradition has come to mind, what was it? Why is it so special to you and yours? I ask not only so you might share it with us but also so that you might recall the true power of traditions. They keep perspective. Traditions are an amazing tool to help us cope with adversity and frustration. Celebrations guide us back to what matters in life and help us place the difficult times in their proper place in time and life.
It can be easy to want to set aside simple traditions when we feel stressed or burdened but let me simply recommend that you take the time to truly enjoy those traditions and celebrations. Each year we see is faced with different struggles some minor while others are far more difficult to surpass. But each struggle has its place in our lives and each has something to teach if we are able to place them in the proper perspective.
And while this has been a rather different year, enjoy the time ahead and celebrate the season with all the traditions in place. Perspective is important. Traditions have a place, a rather important place. Enjoy the days ahead.