Tis the Season…

The Holiday Season is upon us…. hopefully everyone got through Thanksgiving intact.

Why is it that the Holidays have started (probably always) brings out the worst in families?  Fights, who brought whom to dinner, exes, and things of the past all come up. I can say I have/am guilty of this. I can hold a grudge like no other (I get it from my daddy) but I was brought up better so I know this attitude is incorrect.

The FAMILY is already under attack.  We don’t support each other like we used to or really connect like a family should anymore. It hurts, and I’m not speaking of myself but as a whole because the way we treat our families and the way the family as whole is treated eventually seeps into our communities.  We hear it all the time, it starts at home. #trueststatementofalltime!

Starting at home teaches us how to resolve conflict, how to interact with others, and so many other things that are needed to handle things in the real world.  I mean some of my greatest lessons were taught to me by my parents and maybe at the time I didn’t understand but now I do.

I beef a lot with my youngest brother, but I love him dearly. In fact I was the only person who could understand anything he was saying when he was younger because he heard so much German when he was born but we spoke English around the house… his language skills were mixed but somehow I was the one who could decipher what he was trying to say, yet now he drives me insane sometimes! But he’s family. Always has been and always will be. I can pick apart the bad times but it’s the good memories that I hold near and dear.(and always will) but for goodness sake it’s the Holidays!

If you are alive, have your health, food in your mouth, and a roof over your head. You are blessed and this is the season for blessings. The root of all of this is family. Now I’m talking about very petty problems. I understand when there is some deep rooted issues that need to be resolved in that case don’t ruin your Holidays deal with it after, but if you don’t then embrace this special time of the year when we see miracles happen and we see how much love there really is in the world.

When you know you are loved (which is suppose to start with family), you have no problem showing it to others, showing kindness to strangers and knowing that you can be a blessing in other peoples lives.  This is why FAMILY is very important.

So Tis the Season to love, to show forgiveness, and to put away petty problems.

Maybe if we learn to love in the inside of our home, we will have no problem showing it on the outside of our homes.

Colossians 3:14 “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”

Peace and Love,

Deidre

 

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