why holiday stress never pays

I know that it’s tempting to attempt the perfect Thanksgiving, buy those perfect holiday gifts, and find that perfect Christmas tree.
Fellow perfectionists, it’s time for some tough love. You may not find that perfect Christmas tree, the perfect Christmas gift doesn’t exist, and trying to create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner isn’t worth stressing over. Why am I telling you all of this? Well, I was taught an important lesson about this on Thanksgiving.
It started when we learned that our family was going to have Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year.
Well, that was fine except that our Thanksgiving dinner ingredients were still in the store, the house wasn’t completely spotless, and no one rsvp’d, so we had no idea of how much to cook. Yikes!
Now, anyone who knows me knows that I hate being rushed, but at the same time, I’ll try to put my own discomfort aside if it makes someone else’s life easier. Anyway, I was trying to be a good little perfectionist and join my mother in rushing around to get everything done.
After a while, I couldn’t take the stress of trying to meet everyone’s expectations, so I left to get a cup of coffee.
Now, fastforward to Thanksgiving, and no one shows up at our house, and we made enough food to feed everyone on our block for a week. Another yikes!
However, we enjoyed a nice quiet Thanksgiving at home. You see, I almost missed the blessing of enjoying our abundant feast with my immediate family because I was wrapped up in other people’s stress and drama. Did it really matter that it wasn’t perfect? No, because I got to enjoy the holiday with the people I love plus an abundance of food, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
P.S. Why not beat some of that holiday stress and treat yourself to a reading with me? You can find me at http://www.spiritualreadingsnj.com, and I’m also listed on yelp!

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