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3 Things You Should Know This Holiday

The calendar squares are moving forward, faster and faster it seems, and the holidays are on the horizon. There could be family time and fantastic food, or a shift worked like any other day. Maybe you’re anticipating tension or drama that no turkey or twinkly lights can outweigh.

Whether the holiday weighs heavy for you or puts a spring in your step, there are three things that you should know.

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You Are Enough.

Right now, right where you are. You don’t need to try to be more than you are. You don’t need to seek approval. Your job, your calling, your everyday ordinary. 100% enough. There are no perfect people and there are no perfect holidays. There is only real. And you, in all of your real, are enough.

You Are Never Alone.

This one can feel hard and sound trite because sometimes it is less concrete than we’d like. But that doesn’t make it any less true. Whether you are surrounded by 50 relatives (and feel like no one sees you) or you are sitting in your home (and desperately wishing you had someone next to you), you are not alone. The God of all the universe is there with you in any situation. Ask Him to show you.

You Can Make A Difference.

I’m not talking about grand gestures or soup kitchen service (although if that’s your thing — go for it!) You, being you, can make a difference in this world. The way you smile at the cashier who wishes they were not working the crazy pre-holiday shift at the grocery store. The way you give a little extra in the tip jar or spend a little more time with someone. Choosing to pick up the phone and call that person instead of texting. You can make a difference wherever you go. Today is the best day to start.

Holidays can be hard and wonderful and stressful and drama-filled and the list goes on. Who you are does not change because of a special day on the calendar. Remember who you are. It may not make the turkey less dry or that shift at work end any faster, but it will help you through anything the holiday throws at you.


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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I’m here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

6 Replies

  1. Becky, what great wisdom to take into this busy season! I’m watching those calendar squares and getting dizzy too! I so appreciate this little breath of truth.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you Michele!

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you Cindy…I’m glad you’re here!

  2. Lynette

    I subscribe to several Christian blogs. I love yours! It always has something I need to hear and grounds me. I like how you pull in other blogs sites and give a rounded perspective. Reality is painful. Thank you Becky!

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you Lynette!

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