And just like that, it’s the holiday season Modish Mommies! When this time of the year comes around it’s so easy to overlook the true meaning of the holiday, which is to BE THANKFUL! Sometimes, I catch myself going through the motions of life and I have to check myself and remember how truly blessed I am. One day I caught myself complaining about how my daughter talks a lot, but then I had to stop myself because there is a mother out there wishing she could get her child to say a word or two. It’s so easy to take things for granted because it is our norm, however, it might not be for someone else. This season is the perfect opportunity for us to reflect and express our gratitude to our loved ones, friends and most importantly the higher power above because tomorrow is truly not promised. Here a few ways that my family and I plan to express our gratitude this holiday season:
- The holidays can be a burden for a lot of people and a simple gesture can make a person’s day. You can pay it forward by feeding the homeless, buy the person behind you in the drive-thru’s meal or provide a waitress with a generous tip.
- It’s easy to lose contact with friends, old colleagues or even family members. A phone call, text message or holiday card can put a smile on someone’s face just to let them know that you are thinking of them and they matter to you.
- Volunteering not only impacts the lives of those less fortunate than you but it also allows you to step out of your comfort zone and make connections with people you normally wouldn’t come in contact with. Try reaching out to senior citizen homes, churches or the VA to see how you and your family can volunteer your services.
- During your holiday dinner let everyone share what they are thankful, you never know who needs to hear or feel the positive vibes!
Remember, the smallest gesture can mean the most to someone. With all the chaos going on in the world, it’s important that we teach our children the importance of giving thanks and being grateful. Feel free to share what you are thankful for and how you plan to express your gratitude this season. Have a safe and happy holiday Modish Mommies!