Christmas is a very hard time when people are going through a divorce. I often ask myself why do children have to endure a divorce, especially during the holidays. Most recently as I was on line waiting to see Santa with my little one, a little boy about 8 yrs old brought a letter for Santa to read. In the letter, he asked Santa to bring his parents back together. Santa peered through his glasses at both parents and shared the boy’s wish with them. The look that was on the mother’s face was that of hope, the father had the look of “I am only doing this because it is the last year that I will be here with you.” It was sad to see these looks, but the saddest was the disappointed look on that boy’s face. Santa Claus responded that this was a very tall order and he only specialized in gifts that he could warep. The little boy took his picture and walked away.
I could not help but wonder what will happen to this little boy’s faith in Santa Claus, but most importantly, in his parents. and when that never happened he seemed to have lost his hope and his belief in Santa. In situations like this, your first desire is to helo that little boy. This Chrsitams let’s be sensitive to all we encounter especially if they have been through a divorce.
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As we approach Christmas Day, let’s take a moment to remember everything we did over the last 23 days through the Christmas countdown and incorporate it into the rest of the year. Take those long walks, coffee and tea breaks with an old friend or a new friend, love on your kids and significant other each day, and enjoy life as it was meant to be enjoyed. We will always have stress, trials, and difficult times at some point in our lives, but how we handle those times will help us get through them.
Tonight read by the Christmas tree with your little ones and remember the times from your childhood and the anticipation for Santa to arrive. If you do not have kids or your kids are grown, sit by the tree and read something that you enjoy and remember those special moments that you had as a child.
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During the holiday season from the time November starts and the Thanksgiving plans begin until the few days after New Year’s Day, many people carry an increased amount of stress.
Today consider taking a step back and laughing out loud. Take it from Old St. Nick who has a laugh that stems from his belly!
Laughing is known to be the best medicine to decrease stress and also a beauty tip, it takes more muscles to make a frown vs. a smile.
So today laugh at yourself, laugh with your friends and family, and by all means enjoy the Christmas season, the true gift of Christmas is what is inside your heart and that my friend will mean more to anyone than you know.
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