Consolation Thoughts

Afterword to 31 Thoughts for a Happy Holiday Season

So why should we care that our holiday season is a happy one?  Who’s keeping score?  And does our happiness during the holidays make a difference anyway?

Well, to answer the first question, if we’re okay with being glum during a joyous time, then something’s just not right.  Why not try to make adjustments so that we can be closer to what’s right than not?

And to answer the second question, we are, of course.  We are very aware of the fact that we are or are not happy during the holiday season.  It matters to us because how many times have we simply given up and said something to the effect of how holidays stink?  Why not help ourselves not feel so crappy?  Why can’t we give ourselves the gift of a happy us?  Don’t we think we deserve it?

And to answer the third question, our happiness during the holidays does make a difference because it’s infectious: when we are happy, so becomes our children and our spouse and everyone who’s around us.  We start something wonderful when we decide to be happy on account of simply wanting to be happy.

And why should we want to be happy?  Because it makes for good health!  Happiness breeds more happiness.  It feels good to be happy, and who doesn’t want to feel good for all the right reasons?

Here’s to you and yours during this holiday season.  May you find joy and peace and love and all of the wonderful things that money will never be able to buy for us because they can only be grown within our hearts.

So, to one and all, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!