Whether it is just one of the ordinary days or a special occasion like Christmas and other important holidays, celebrating moments create some of the greatest memories you will ever have. The Yuletide season, for instance, is a joyful time celebrated by many around the world. But with so much going on during the season, it sometimes gets hard to spend quality time and delicious moments with loved ones. If you are thinking of making the most of the festive time with family and friends, here are just some of the things you can do to make the most of the fun and good cheer the season brings.
Put more meaning in gift-giving
Christmas is a season of gift-giving. Many people get caught up with shopping lists that some tend to forget that giving goes beyond material things. One of the many affordable ways to make Christmas memorable and more meaningful is to give your time, presence, and helping hand to others.
Use your creativity
Put your skills and talents to good use. Think of creative ways to personalize your gifts to family and friends. The time and effort you devote in creating gifts make them more special than price tags would.
Start a new tradition
Christmas can be a good time as any to start a new one. You could go caroling at least once during the holiday season, decorate the Christmas tree together, baked cookies that you and your family can give to the elderly during Christmas morning, celebrate with relatives and friends with a festive lunch or dinner, and more. Observing a Christmas tradition can give your family something to look forward to. It is also an excellent opportunity to create meaningful memories that would last a lifetime.
Eat, Pray, Love is a memoir written by Elizabeth Gilbert. It follows the author’s journeys and experiences as she travels to different parts of the world after her divorce. It is an insightful and thought-provoking tale about enjoying the simple pleasures of life, spirituality, and love. With plenty of lessons worth learning, here are some of the things that the book can teach you about life.
“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
Dealing with mistakes and failures
Hearbreaks come in different forms. It could be an end of a relationship like what the author went through. Or it could be a failure that will shake your self-belief and cast doubts about a lot of things in your life. Whatever the cause, dealing with a broken heart can be devastating. But if there is one thing the book can teach you, it would be this: A broken heart does not make you a broken person. Instead, it is a sign that you were courageous enough to try something regardless of the risk of failing.
“It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.”
Things get better, always
All things pass. Even the worst things that happen will eventually run their course. So no matter how hopeless the situation may seem you just have to hold on to the thought that it too shall pass and that there will be better days ahead.
“I am a better person when I have less on my plate.”
Less could be more
A busy life filled with so many things to do does not guarantee success and happiness. In fact, it may even hinder them. Living life in the fast lane in constant pursuit of more can be stressful. Accumulating more material possessions and getting more things done that take your time away from the most important things in your life can only add to the needless burdens you have to carry. One of the author’s realizations in the book is that having less actually made her a better person.