As we look forward to the gathering of family and friends to celebrate Christmas, many of us can reflect on the year and may find some of our loved ones missing the celebration this year. Others will remember the joy of being thankful for being at the celebration this year by overcoming illness and surviving to see the Christmas tree.
Whatever story you have to tell, remember it is okay to share it with others, as we all care! We grieve those not here this year and celebrate those who can share another blessed Christmas we hold so dear.
When we send the children home for Christmas break, it may be a stressful time for them as they do not all have the same things waiting for them at home as others do. Always send children home with a positive word to hold close to their hearts as their Christmas break starts.
Christmas is never about the gifts we receive but the ones we have already been given. We celebrate the birth of Jesus with a humble heart.
I am so thankful for many things, and I share my thoughts on the ones I have received this week.
I heard someone talk about too much positivity was referenced as “toxic positivity.” “Toxic Positivity” is the excessive and ineffective overgeneralization of happiness. It is the optimistic state across all situations. The process of “toxic positivity” results in the denial, minimization, and invalidation of the authentic human emotional experience. I thought to myself, do I use “toxic positivity?” My vote is no, but I am unsure if I truly understand “toxic positivity.” I will have to read and learn more about it.
In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy peace, love, hope, and joy in a world where we need to focus on finding more of it. The best time of year to find it, feel it, and share it is now.