Christmas Attitude Change
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I hate to admit it, but I have been a little depressed about the holidays. I know a lot of people get this way, but I have a 5-year old and should be excited beyond belief to see it through her eyes. What has been bugging me is the family get-togethers that I have to go to or deal with the "wrath of Barb", my mom. I have one this coming Sunday. It will last 3 hours. I will spend time chatting with my Aunts, who I love, and a few cousins who I actually like. Then I will spend time dodging an uncle and cousin who are a tad perverted and like to touch me and all the other gals in inappropriate places. I'm glad my daughter is still OFF their radar. Then we will have the "family" Christmas where tensions run high the entire time. I guess that's normal in most families. I'm serious though, my sister could suck the happiness out of a box full of kittens.
Anyway, I decided yesterday that I have got to change this attitude. I have got to start thinking about the positives of this season and not the negatives. I have got to think about the birth of Jesus, the reason for the season. I've got to think about my daughter on Christmas Eve when we put out cookies and milk. And I've got to think about all I have to be thankful for....my daughter, my husband, my bunnies, and even the family that drives me nuts. So my mantra from today through the end of the year will be "permit the positive".
Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. Merry Christmas!