Dear beloved readers,
Happy 2017! Congrats we made it through to another year.
The holiday season in the world of single mothers isn’t always the hap-happiest season of all. In fact, for the last three years there has been a lot of unhappiness surrounding the holidays in my life. Divorce. Death. Depression. If it wasn’t for the perfect little face of my daughter, I’d probably be one of those women who space-out over a bottle of wine until the holiday season is over (no judgement). It’s the most wonderful time of the year, truth, but it’s also the time of year when you, I hate to say it, feel really inadequate. Especially if you’re single and a single mom. You see these family pictures full of laughter, matching outfits, fun and ironic times and you just feel lacking in so many ways. Bills to pay, hours to work, presents to get, the energy you lack. Who cares about an ugly sweater?
Cheer up buttercup, life is not so bleak.
Happily, I can say that this year was a great reminder as to how life can change for the better, and even in those moments when you don’t feel good enough, maybe you are planting seeds of betterment. So in the essence of gratitude, I’m taking a brief moment and show some love to my friends, my family, and my coworkers who make every holiday a little less lonely. Last night, I had nothing but gratitude in fact (and also really cold legs… but that’s another story). I was lucky enough to have a number of people I care about to spend New Year’s Eve with, I just felt like my face was glowing with joy and thankfulness.
I guess the entire point of this mini-post is to say that no matter how bleak some seasons are, focus on the things you are grateful for, and you’ll be a happier person.
Happy Holidays from my little family to yours,