Christmas season. Not just dislike or disdain, but really loathe the season … like the Grinch. It used to be my favorite holiday. My Christmas newsletter would be put together and mailed by December 1st. Christmas shopping? Often done by November. What happened? What happened that makes me cringe when the month of December approaches? As an analytical thinker, I decided to research what was going on in my heart and head and see if I could come up with a logical answer. My findings might surprise you.
Wanting to really enjoy this
Christmas season, and enjoy it for the right reasons, I decided to write
about the 12 Days of Conflict, I mean The Twelve Days of Christmas. Not
just conflict with family members during the holiday but also conflict
that is stirring within me because of my humanness. I am not perfect—I
cannot please everyone, or make all the right decisions. How do I deal
with the inner conflict within myself? As I journey, what can I do to
assuage the grief that comes with my imperfections as they arise, and
can I minimize the effect on those around me that I love?
next twelve days, I will be visiting the many issues that seem to come
up during the holiday seasons. Getting even—expectations—tender
relationships—verbal fights—judging others—forgiving someone—and that
filter between the brain and mouth that occasionally doesn’t work, just
to name a few. I discovered there are exactly 12 issues…okay, there are
probably a few more, but in the interest of history, I will keep it to
the 12 Days of Conflict, I mean the 12 Days of Christmas.
me as I think through issues in my life. I don’t know you personally,
but I suspect we are all a lot more alike than we are different. Feel
free to let me know how your journey is progressing.
I can’t wait to get started! Tomorrow, 12 Krispy Kremes….