Tuesday, December 21, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Family.drama.on.Christmas...yep, it's happening and unfortunately to my family. It's draining, emotional and heartwrenching. After much anger and devastation over the situation I am searching for the positive in all of this, as I feel no matter what you can find a positive out of most anything. Christmas should be an exciting time filled with family, laughter and gooooood food, amongst so many other things. I have always loved Christmas and all of the fun events leading up to it - christmas lights, Rudolph, Frosty, decorating the house, making gingerbreads and so much more! I still get excited when I go to bed on Christmas Eve and I'm 32. There is still a lot of excited Christmas morning child running through my blood. And I am so excited to be a Mom on Christmas morning. Each year it will get better and better. My husband, on the other hand, does not like Christmas. He is not a big fan of the holiday season and this is the first year I have truly understood why. I found a quote that is very fitting and sent it to my husband who is having the roughest time of all of us. “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” I hope you find the Merry in your Christmas!

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