December 9, 2007

Holiday Memories

A lot of people have a hard time with the holidays because of old memories. We may have moved on with new people and new lives but there is always something to remind us of our past. A smell, a sound, old pictures, or a song that can trigger those memories. Some of them can be pleasant, which may bring you pain if you are no longer with the person or some of them can be horrible, which may bring you relief that you left that relationship. Either way, it seems that the holidays are the most popular time of year for remembrance. Life goes on and people change. What once was is no longer for a reason. People grow together and they grow apart, that’s just a part of life. If you find yourself feeling sad because of Christmas past, get out and do something for yourself. Go to the show, go shopping, take a walk, or call a friend. Don’t live your life in the past and don’t think of what shoulda, coulda, woulda happened if you only did this or they only did that. It’s a waste of time. Things happen for a reason. If you consume yourself with anger and hate, how does that help you now?? It doesn’t change anything. You end up trapped in the past and that makes it harder to move forward. Is it really worth all of that energy when we only have one life to live? Live your life for now and for your future. The past is in the past for a reason….leave it there.

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No Nonsense Girl said...

I have nothing to add this is soo true. Live, laugh and learn. Seize the day!!!!


Chelle Y. said...

It is a lonely time of the year, especially because my divorce was just finalized.

I was decorating the tree and found an ornament with all our names on it, and one that said, "Our First Christmas Together." That was sad, but yes, you move on. No unhappiness here for me. I have a seven year old boy that I get to make new memories with now. :)

YETTE said...

hello! just dropping by... loved reading this post. =D

take care!