Christmas Traditions You Don’t Know You Have
There are many traditions that we begin to do habitually and don’t even realize it. Sometimes these are not positive traditions, some even harmful. As we get closer to Christmas now is the time to analyze what may be negative habits that you have made a tradition.
They can be personal attitudes or can involve the whole family. Maybe the children spend some, or all, of the family activity nights fighting. Is there one extended family member that every year you have a difficult time getting along with? Some spouses don’t get a game plan for Christmas spending and that leads to a fight every year when the bills start coming in. Another big negative tradition is building up unrealistic expectations for what Christmas and the holiday season will bring and when it doesn’t meet our needs then we are left feeling depressed and empty.
When we start to look at these negative traditions we realize that maybe our focus is off. Either we do indeed have unrealistic expectations that everything will be perfect or we are simply setting our gaze to the day rather then what the day actually represents. It will help us to fight that feeling of disappointment when we are focusing on celebrating the big gift that God gave each and every one of us.