“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!
We made it. The twelfth practice of the Holidays is—PRACTICE LOVE. Practicing love for others and for yourself makes all the previous eleven practices easy. Love is an incredibly powerful word. It can make it or break it for you. There is no one definition for love as it means something different to everyone. Love for a spouse or partner, love for your child, love for your pets, love for your friends, love for material objects, love of money, love of good health, love of hobbies. I think you get it. But practicing love for others is sometimes easier than practicing love for yourself. It has often been said you can not love anyone else until you love yourself.
I hope by adopting these twelve practices of Christmas helps you achieve the greatest practice of all-Love. In closing, I hope you enjoyed the 12 Practices of the Holidays. I enjoyed writing them and I also enjoyed the opportunity they provided to me for self-assessment. I am looking forward to 2021 and bringing you more blog posts. May you be blessed with good health, abundance, and stay safe in the future.