We’re in the short stretch to the Holidays, and to everyone currently struggling, whether it be financially or emotionally, know that you aren’t alone.
These are hard times: the dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it used to. You want to be able to get your mother everything she desires. You want to be able to get your kid that way overpriced toy they’ve had their eye on. Don’t stress.
Your mom will be happy you showed up to that Christmas party, no matter how hungover you are.
Your child will get over that inevitable tantrum they are going to throw, and eventually, will forgive you.
This is a time of love and family, not monetary value.
Spending the holidays alone?
Go buy yourself a new fancy outfit.
Get dressed up.
Pour yourself a drink.
Pop in a sappy Christmas movie.
Cry your eyes out.
By the time the movie is over, you’ll find your strength. Smile. These moments are fleeting. You are strong and you will get through this.
You may be by yourself this year, but next you could be surrounded by people and wish you weren’t. You’ll regret not taking this time for yourself.
You might feel like you’re drowning right now, but the surface is near. You will get your head above water soon.
The future is bright, specially with you in it.