5 Tips to Help Your Family (and You) Survive the Holidays: tip #5
Dec 30, 2019 | By: AP Senior Portraits
As Elsa sings inFrozen,"Let it go." If the season doesn't fulfill your dreams, don't hang onto resentment into January and beyond. "We have no power over the choices our adult children make. However, we do have control over our reactions to the choices. If we can let go — even a little — of our expectations that our children will be more attentive, we can give ourselves the freedom to enjoy life without them or to enjoy them more when they do call or visit." Remember, it was our job to raise them and allow then to move on and create their own family and traditions. To try and keep things the way it was when they were little is fruitless, embrace who they are now and create new traditions for yourself! My mother has a tradition of throwing an "orphans dinner," on Christmas day. This is a dinner for her friends who have no place to go, they eat, do a white elephant gift exchange and just spend time together.