The holidays are meant to be a season that we remember the good, reflect on who we are and who we want to be next year.
Today, take a moment to breathe, reflect on what's important to you and prioritize, extend a bit of grace to yourself and others and take notice and be grateful for all the good that is all around you.
Grace is the vehicle that transports us to freedom. Many people in our lives have offended and hurt us in many ways. We may have been disrespected, disregarded and maybe even discarded. To extend grace is to return to someone what they don't deserve. That may for us look like acts of Compassion, demonstrations of love, and most importantly, the gift of forgiveness.
Boundaries are a means to let others know who we are, what we like, and what is important to us. Boundaries are intended to bring understanding and clarity for ourselves and those we are in relationship with. When we use boundaries positively, it lets others know exactly where we begin and end so they don't wonder.
We all have boundaries set, we just are not always aware that we do until we snap. So the best way to navigate the holidays is to become aware before its too late and take some preventative steps to avoid that tension altogether.
Don't forget to pick up a copy of my book, "Confessions of a Feel Good Addict"
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