Season of joy is finally here, but I can tell that the joyful spirit is not well received by some ladies out there. Mostly those who are parents, we have allowed ourselves to be overwhelmed by the task at hand, while our little ones are so full of joy and anticipation…
One Xmas season my co-worker verbally stated her frustration, she felt like she was giving out all her energy catering to everyone’s needs. Not only did it took her energy, but her joy was gone as she spent all her money. I am aware that we all have different views and opinions as into what Xmas season should be all about, but I think we can all agree that complaining and getting frustrated is definitely not the way to spend your Xmas,
What worked for me last season, was trying to think back at the time I was fully excited about the season. That was when it occurred to me “that was when I used to be a little girl”. As I was reminiscing about my best moments of Xmas, I realized that my anticipation for Xmas used be right after another. My excitement used to be enticed by the fact that everyone seemed happy, parents were home and my mom used to buy me a new Xmas outfit.
Yes, despite of what ever gifts Santa would have for me; my mom would buy me a nice three or four layered dress (the fluffier the better), beautiful laced stockings and of cause Mary-Jane with a bow right on the vamp and they were white patent leather. My Mary-Jane shoes used to have half an inch heel, which by the way I used to love, I just couldn’t wait to walk on the concrete floor so that everyone will know I was coming! My love for shoes really started when I was a little girl, but my narrow feet could only fit in Mary-Jane or lace up shoes. So since I used to wear lace-ups shoes for school all year around, my Mary-Jane shoes were like a treat!
I might have outgrown a lot of things I used to love as a little girl, but I have not outgrown the love of shoes. Even better now, after I had my two little ones my feet have gotten wider to fit in a lot more variety of shoes. Therefore I decided to have a tradition of my own since last Xmas, to buy a nice dress shoe for me that will not be used for work or for running errands. I call this tradition “Enjoying the season like I use to when I was a little girl!”
Since maturity comes with responsibility, I’ve also decided to focus on the reason why we have such a wonderful season at the first place and appreciate the good memories it gave me all those years when I was a little girl. I definitely want my children to have the best memories of the season too, that alone ladies fuel me to do my best in creating those lovely memories in joy, style and class for my family! This year the anticipation of this season started right after last Xmas, therefore I’ve been saving for my favorite shoe since then…
If you have been able to overcome stress and frustration during Xmas season, please share with us, we’ll definitely like to hear from you.
I wish you a joyful Xmas season!