Creating New Holiday Memories ~~
Creating new holiday memories can be important for many people, including myself. Currently it is December; my Christmas tree is up, house is decorated, and I’ve baked my annual cookies. Mom’s recipe.
It has taken me years to get to this place of peace for this holiday season because I have struggled with a roller coaster of memories and emotions. Whether Christmas, Mother’s Day, death of my mom and Debra, or any other specific anniversary was met with a mixture of feelings. After reading several articles and blogs and working with my home organizing clients; I know that I am not alone.
I have so many delightful memories of Christmas and Santa Claus as a child. Mom and dad said that Santa would become invisible if he saw me looking in the sky. I would get in my bed about midnight and peek open the blinds in hopes getting a glimpse of Santa. My family made it magical and I was a true believer. Yet, I am conflicted with the difficult relationship I had with my mom. Consequently I wanted to fix it and go back to that happy place, but I can’t. Mom is dead, and the past will never be today, it is the past.
I am being very honest, but I don’t want to leave you without a solution or light of hope for your holiday season. Many of us have that little part of our heart that has been injured and closed off. My healing process took time and and most of all I had to:
- acknowledge that the bad happened
- forgive others and God (that is a whole other conversation)
- smile at the good memories
- find the joy in today
- look forward to the new memories I are creating
So, enjoy the day and all holiday seasons. Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, Jesus is Born
Lisa Giesler, Professional Organizer, Speaker, and Author of My life is a Mess: Organizing 101 and Uncluttered :discovering strength and purpose in the chaos of life. On Amazon