“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…….” We all know the Christmas song, but I’m changing it up a bit. My song is called the “12 Practices of the Holidays”. Even if you do not celebrate Christmas, perhaps you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or something else, these practices will work for you. I hope you enjoy!
The ninth practice of the Holidays is—PRACTICE SATISFACTION. Whether you are feeling satisfied after a job well done, or satisfied after eating a delicious meal, the endorphins your brain realizes can give you that natural sense of enjoyment. This is in line with the definition of satisfaction which states the fulfillment of one's wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this. So, the satisfaction you derive from helping others or accomplishing a task for yourself is one to embrace and enjoy. It is satisfying to recognize your accomplishments and they should be celebrated. We don’t ever want to be. like the Rolling Stones and go around singing that you “just can’t get no satisfaction."