It’s Christmas time and you’re single. Ouch! Does that feel like a punch in the face or an upper cut to your ovaries? For most the answer will be yes and “don’t punch so hard Arica..” . For some the answers “No” as they’re perfectly content being single and relish in the fact that they get be with their loved ones single or not. I’ll speak to the former.
What is it about the holidays that really highlights to many “You’re single and alone”? I’ve shared in the past about being married for 7 years and going through a divorce and though while for me my divorce was the best thing I did for myself, the Holidays were those moments that I found myself questioning things.
Christmas time speaks to us about
how life should be. How so? Well I’ll tell you. We see love and giving like we may have not seen throughout the year at this particular time. People are actually together, there’s community, there is connection. We take a moment, put our gadgets down and actually relate with one another. Couples actually return to touching one another as the Christmas cheer reminds them what love really is. You’ll see them holding hands, laughing and lovingly look into one another eyes.
Face it, Christmas time speaks to our desires, it speaks to the hope in our hearts thats been silenced by busyness, productivity and watching life happen via Facebook. It whispers that there’s more to life then what you’ve been living and you become evoked to pay attention. Instead of burying your head and hiding out, or muffling your heart out by screaming “Lalalala I don’t hear you, I don’t see you… I don’t want to know”, it’s time to pay attention.
Don’t let another year pass by where you’re making excuses and alibis as to why you’re not living the life you desire, the life you dream of. Do something about it. Be in the moment. Be willing to take action. Be willing to change.