A time to gather! Americans are barreling into the holiday season with Thanksgiving, a special day to gather the family around the dinner table to give thanks.
Holidays can be a lot of fun with adult children, but can also be tricky as siblings scatter in pursuit of their dreams.
It’s not always possible to gather everyone around the table each year, which can be heavy on the hearts of midlife moms.
A smaller gathering
You may think that the holidays will never be the same after the kids have flown the coop.
That thought probably makes you a little sad and lonely. Me too!
When your heart feels sad, you’re less likely to put effort into the holiday. You don’t feel like cooking a big dinner. The decorations don’t come out. Traditions are ditched.
Of course the holidays won’t be the same, especially if you don’t have the same energy for them.
This year I will celebrate Thanksgiving without my extended family. We will see my family and our daughter’s family between Christmas and New Years.
Of course I’ll be sad without my family around the table.
After I allow myself a good cry, I will remember that I can create just as much magic for myself as I once did for my kids. I am worth the effort.
Giving yourself permission to create the magic for yourself is empowering and fills the season with meaning again.
Although the holidays are definitely different, you can truly be grateful for the gift of midlife by acknowledging the time you now have to pursue what makes you feel alive.
What if you had another way to look at the holidays?
It took me a long time to fall in love with the holidays again.
After years of trying to navigate the holidays with an aching heart, I’ve put together five tips to help you recapture the Christmas magic!
My free Midlife Mom’s Guide to Recapturing Christmas Magic will help you believe the holidays can be enchanting in any season of life.
You don’t need to spend too much time feeling sad or lonely. I’d love to send you a copy today. Simply message me or email me a request. I will forward you the pdf version of the guide. firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, I invite you to schedule a chat with me. I can help you create magic for your holiday season!
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky.