"To be Jolly?" While I might put on a brave face and wish people Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all over town, I also (probably like many of you) tend to get really stressed this time of year.
So much to do! So many loose ends to tie up to make everything perfect. And the weather is not cooperating. In fact, it's downright frigid! As it all begins to weigh heavily on me, I smile and try to stay happy. But it's sometimes hard, right?
Take a deep breath.
Think about all of the things you are thankful for - the things that really matter.
Call a friend and wish them well (a friend called me this morning, to see how I was doing, and it was such a nice feeling.)
Realize that even with your best intentions, there is no such thing as perfect. Do the best that you can, and that will be enough.
Remember that presents and gifts are not the reason for this season. So whatever you believe, try and stay close to friends and family, be loving, keep your chin up, and spread good cheer!
A tall order, but you can do it!
Thanks for listening to me give myself a pep talk! *grin*
Hang in there, everyone - and I hope your holiday season is going well!!