Saying “No!” to the Holidays is OK by da-AL

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Wish the holidays would just go away? It’s ok to say, “No!” to them. The following post is important enough to repeat…

Holidays can be nice — and terrible! Family can bring us to our knees — both to swoon and to cringe. Romance can make our hearts flutter or seize.

From Halloween to New Year’s, at least here in the U.S., 24/7 we’re inundated with messages of how this is the time for families and lovers. We’re instructed to either kiss, or to kiss and make up.

fullsizerender-5Sometimes they’re not possible. At times, they aren’t in our best interest.

Traditional or sacred, I invite you to join me in acknowledging that some holiday seasons are best ignored. It’s ok to give them a rest. Some years, it’s fine if we just get through them!

We’re allowed to do whatever it takes to mark time, to survive, to thrive through and into gentle holiday-clear January.

50 thoughts on “Saying “No!” to the Holidays is OK by da-AL

  1. Amen to that, Daal…artificial sentiments cannot be expected to override the nature of the human condition…relationships are complicated and are fluid, and it is inhumane to add salt to wounds by expecting people to pretend in the name of “celebration”. Thanks for sharing this compassionate message 🙂

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