Normally, the month of December for me and my family is filled with parties, cookie making get-togethers, concerts, milk and cookie storytimes, and many more Christmas themed activities. It is always fun and exciting!
I think it goes without saying that this December has and will continue to be much different. *Covid
Although it would be very easy to be bummed out by the changes, I decided to stick with my motto I have been using during this whole time with Covid. Just go with the flow and find the positive.
I have embraced the concept of less is more in pretty much every other aspect of my life so it seemed like it was worth giving it a fair shot in celebrating the holidays. I could easily focus on all the things we are missing out on this year but I decided to make a list of the things we are gaining.
What my family has gained this holiday season:
- More time to listen to Christmas CDs.
- More time to play board games as a family and drink hot chocolate.
- More time to make homemade Christmas gifts.
- More time to relax and enjoy our Christmas tree and decorations.
- More gratitude. (Click here to read my post on starting my happiness highlights journal this month)
- More calm moments and less stressful ones.
- More time to enjoy a cup of vanilla chai and watch my kids play.
- More time to spend with my dog.
What are some things you have gained this holiday season?
13 thoughts on “Christmas Celebrations: Finding the Positive in Less”
Such a positive perspective 🙂 I gained more patience, more family bonding time, more blogging time and more love 🙂
That sounds wonderful! 😁
I agree that we are gaining some things this year. For me, I’m looking forward to more time to sit as a family and watch the Christmas movies we never seem to have time to watch in other years!
That will be fun! I saw you had a good list of movies on a recent post! 😁
Yes. Let’s see if we can watch them all!
Its a great way to look at things.
Thanks! This year has had a lot of negative events that have been out of our control and I have found that making the best of it in small ways has kept me happy and sane! 😁
I really like your idea of creating a list of things we are gaining during this season. ❤️
Thanks! I like to see the silver lining. Spending to much time dwelling on the negative aspects doesn’t make anything better.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting!🙂
I have tried to stay positive – not always successfully. I have enjoyed making new friends via my blog, that has helped. Best wishes for 2021!
Thanks for your comment! I hope you have a wonderful 2021 as well.😁😁
I love your positive spin on Christmas 2020. I am thankful to have most of my loved ones near me.
Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you have been lucky to have your loved ones close to you!