Time has been flying literally! It didn’t seem to long ago that it was Halloween and now it’s the holiday season. The holidays come but once a year and this year I want people to make it a Happy Holiday. We tend to tell people Happy Holidays but a lot of times there is some stress this time of year. It seems like we try to focus on the happiness of others and we leave ourselves feeling stress and drained. It is always great to spend time with family and friends and even people we just met for the first time. Whatever the case may be, we can try to alleviate some of the stress by trying to be happy first. Some stress comes from the financial burden of buying gifts. We feel that if we do not buy someone something then they will not be happy. But that should not be the case. If you know your money is tight then do what makes you feel comfortable. If you can’t buy someone something then invite them over for dinner, or make something for them. The idea is not to overextend yourself when it is not necessary. I know that if someone was stressed about buying something for me, I’d prefer them to just show up and make me laugh my butt of! A memory will last a lifetime and items come and go.
We are major influences on others around us. If we have a positive energy about us that is picked up on by others as well as negative energy. Think back to a time you were seriously so happy your cheeks were soar, and when you smiled at someone they most likely smiled back. Now think of a time you were pissed of you wanted to rip someone a new one. When you sneered at them they probably did not smile back! I’m not saying you have to slap on a smile and fake it. But, you can at least find something that make you feel a little bit better and attempt to be pleasant. To be honest it really doesn’t necessarily need to be just for the holidays. I have realized through lots of observation that when I was negative or feeling down people around me would look away or not look positive at all. Now, when I’m out and about people are saying hello, smiling, even initiating conversation (not just the opposite sex). I could just tell that the more I felt happy and comfortable with myself, the more people around me began to reflect that in my direction.
I’d like to wish EVERYONE a Happy Holiday. And if you have a holiday party and you want me to come i’ll be there lol. That just sounds awesome to attend a lot of holiday parties and chat it up with all kinds of people. If I’m not invited i’ll be with you in spirit, but if I’m there i’ll be with you with spirits (aka wine) and a smile!