You can choose to freak out about the house not being clean enough, and there not being enough hours in the day. The fact that the damn turkey is taking too long to cook, or the kids are misbehaving. Lose your mind because some relative was rude, or you forgot to get ice cream to go with the pie. I know, I’ve done all of these things. Or you can choose to survive. even enjoy this Christmas….
Enjoy the drama.
Expect some chaos. Embrace it.
Laugh. (especially at yourself)
Let go of thoughts of perfection; know what you have is already perfect.
Celebrate just being.
Live in the moment like this is all there is.
Know that there is someone out there not having the sweetest of days. Send them a prayer, a hug, a phone call, some love. Count your blessings.
Say a prayer for those not with you this year. Know that they are okay, and you will be too.
Make this day, your most favourite Christmas ever…..until next year.
I hope you all find a way to embrace the chaos this year, to love the one’s you are with, and celebrate the loved one’s who can’t be with you. From my house to yours; I wish you a healthy, joy filled, happy holiday and a very Merry Christmas.