Saturday, November 6, 2010
HELPFUL HOLIDAY HINTS
The holiday season is approaching fast, and for some, it becomes one of the most grueling painful sentences of surviving. Not only is the economy, with their soaring prices pushing people's spirits down, but the families who have to endure the holidays without their children, due to various reasons of an insane Social Service system, well... what should be joyous becomes heart-wrenching. So for this, Survivors Holding Tight has put together a small list of HELPFUL HINTS TO SURVIVE THIS TIME OF YEAR.
1.) Don’t get drunk by yourself! This causes you to think and ‘cry in your beer.’ If you do drink, be around others who makes you laugh! This is a must because you need to be around people who will help you keep your mind on other things. You need to socialize.
2.) Don’t be by yourself! Be around others who makes you laugh! Allow yourself to laugh!
3.) Give yourself permission to go out and enjoy what you like to do.
4.) Give yourself permission to enjoy the holiday season regardless of the situation.
5.) If you’re not allowed to be with your children on Thanksgiving or Christmas day, stay out of the kid isles in the stores! Bypass them all together!
6.) If you just can’t get your children out of your mind for awhile each day, sit down and write a letter to them, or make something you know they’d love to have. Get crafty! This also will help during this economic time and give you inspiration for making your own gifts to be given out to others on your gift giving list.
7.) Get outdoors if the weather permits and take along a headset you can listen to while you walk or jog. Choose music that inspires you and avoid music that brings you down with memories. Also, choose new music, not what the kids liked or would like. Take along a camera and capture some beautiful scenery or whatever catches your eye. Allow yourself to be distracted from what is usually on your mind.
8.) Most importantly of all…… PRAY FOR STRENGTH AND GUIDANCE- TO MAKE IT THROUGH YOUR DAYS.
9.) Know you have support here, not only in this blog, but other blogs and friends as well. Keep in touch and let us know how you're doing.
Blessings to everyone and we here at Survivors Holding Tight will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.