Winter seems to bring about more holidays than the other seasons. I always wondered why that is. There is Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa; holidays that celebrate faith, renewal, love and hope. Maybe we need to be reminded of such good things during the dreary days of winter. Today’s post isn’t about religion or even spirituality; it’s about having a little faith in ourselves.
These winter holidays bring with them festivities steeped in traditions. Those traditions always involve food. As people dealing with a disease that is very much about food, it can cause us to panic, fret or simply cave into the buffet table. Winter is also a time when we can feel down more easily; depression can rear its ugly head more often than at other times of the year. Feeling the pressure to participate in food orgies, feeling a bit down, missing family members who are no longer with us can all add up to feeling as if we can’t do it; we just can’t do the things we need to do to take care of ourselves. It can feel so overwhelming!
Have a little faith.
Each and every day we make decisions revolving around our health. Sometimes those decisions are in the form of not deciding. Deciding to ignore our health is a decision, isn’t it? I’m asking you to have a little faith in your abilities. Understand that the holidays can be trying but that doesn’t mean you can’t handle them! Do it for yourself. Do it for your family. Just do it! I know you can. I have faith.
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale, author
“It's not what you go through that defines you; you can't help that. It's what you do AFTER you've gone through it that really tests who you are.” Kwame Floyd
“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” Mark Victor Hansen