Friday, November 16, 2012
Lately, I have felt something was missing. Where could it possibly be? I hear of it, I just don't see it. Happy Holidays! What has happened to happy? Every one I know is overwhelmed with meeting the challenges of daily life. Adding to that all of the extras which have become
a "necessary" part of this time of year has many at the end of their rope. They would just as soon hang themselves with it than to attend one more office party, or family gathering.
As a child, I remember the holiday season as something special. It was a time of excitement and expectation. Music, laughter, and kindness was the norm. There was no being surrounded by individuals with glum looks. I am certain they existed, but somehow the Grinch who has taken
the Happy away was kept at bay.
I understand all to well the holiday blues. However, there are times when reverting to that naive child can be helpful. Selecting a few of former favorite rituals and carrying them through can be a catalyst in restoring some personal Happy to Happy Holidays!
As I ramble on, looking for my own happy, I see my friends overwhelmed, and obsessive,
my cat recovering from a bath, and my significant other with something undisclosed weighing
on him. The fact that I chose to stay home, and take care of what I need to do has not made him a happy camper. However, I need to do what I can to remain calm and at peace. For there is one thing I do know, and that is I need to find my Happy.
A Happy Holiday to all!