To Be Realistic
We are shown images of happy families and friends celebrating the holidays with beautiful elaborate decorations and extravagant meals. Don’t let these cheery images set your expectations too high. They simply do not match reality for many people. You or a family member may be experiencing hardships that don’t just disappear for the holidays. Your family simply may not be that happy. You may have unique situations and family members to deal with. It’s okay that your holiday experiences don’t match the created media images. This is your holiday and you can savor the beautiful moments, big or small.