The Holidays can be a tricky time if we’re honest. Everyone has some sort of expectations and either they’re riding on someone else’s shoulders or they’re riding on yours. Children expect a certain gift, family members expect to be seen, engagements are expected to take place and lips are expecting to be kissed under the mistletoe.
I remember as a child being so excited for Christmas, I knew what I wanted and to receive those special presents meant so much to me. It meant my parents were listening, to me it meant that they cared. It’s how its set up, it’s how we perceive the Holidays. We set expectations and we hope that they’re answered. We expect the ones that we love to deliver on these expectations.
So let me ask you this, what are you expecting from you? Meaning what gifts are you ready and willing to give yourself? Let me suggest some gifts to your liking? How about a healthy dose of self love? What about taking moments out of your busy day to tell yourself what makes you happy about you? Perhaps when all the family is around, that you step away go to a mirror and remind yourself that you’re lovable. Could you take a half a day off and do things that you love to do?
When it comes to the Holidays we’re very focused on what expectations we can come through on for others. We focus on seeing others come through on expectations that we wish for them to fulfill. But what about you? While serving and giving others, have you remembered to give to you? While having expectations performed by those you love, are you fulfilling any of your own expectations?
I’m all for giving, but I am very excited for people to love themselves well and to give out of their abundance. Will you do that for yourself this Holiday season?