The holidays are right around the corner, and it doesn’t matter which one you choose to celebrate; they all have a familiar feeling that you can only have with family and friends. It is a time of warmth, togetherness, peace, and love towards those we hold a special place in our hearts for. Although, it is also a season of sharing such kindness for others who are not within our circle of family and friends. I wish mankind chose to be as thoughtful, courteous, respectful, and loving towards each other all year round. Miracles can happen.
We also reflect on the year as it will pass us by in just a few short weeks. Have you taken the time to think about what 2017 had to offer, or even take away? What will you reflect on before we welcome the new year? I personally have yet to think about it; I live day to day in the moment as life progresses, and I prefer to learn from the past as opposed to dwelling on it. I am not saying that reflection is a waste of my time at all; what I am saying is that there is a time and place for everything. When I reflect on anything, past, present, or future; I meditate on it. I make the time for it because it is important to process what you are reflecting on. Memories are lessons.
Please remember that the holidays are not all about what you want, or even need. To give is to receive joy from those you made smile, but never to be taken for granted. Presents are great fun, and you’ve enjoyed getting them since you were big enough to open your first gift, but those aren’t the only things to give this year. Time is unmeasurable, it fades faster than we can comprehend; one minute your loved ones are near, and the next they are gone from sight. It is a shame when those closest to us are only thought of during the holidays, birthdays, or other special occasions, but it is worse when those gatherings are for loss instead of gain. I know we have our daily lives to live, but today we are able to make a call, send an email, or even a text message to simply say hello; it is the simplest of things that can keep us together. Don’t lose sight of those we hold dear; remember that there doesn’t have to be a special season to get together, only the reason we want to. Merry meet again.
Don’t wait for the holidays to make memories only to have reflections of the past. Be with the ones you love every chance you can, share the joy with others, and always dream big.