Are the holidays alive to you? Or is the Christmas spirit reserved for fictitious characters in warm-hearted movies? We all know what Christmas is supposed to feel like, complete with sugary snacks and deep feelings of family togetherness.
But the realists among us only feel our spirits lifted by a ballooning credit card bill, a spouse that remembers a long lost relative who “needs” a gift (there goes another $45), and an ever expanding Christmas card list. We feel pressure to buy, pressure to impress in-laws, pressure to do something Christmasy with the kids, and even pressure to create happy memories.
Not that all of that is bad. Some of us need a little push to keep us from scrooging our way through the end of the year. But is there a secret to really “feeling” Christmas, instead of just singing about it?