Holiday Chronicles

by: Brittny Loss

 

The Holidays are quickly approaching and we single women may start feeling the “blahs” and not even knowing why. Media and television portray a perfect holiday by spending it with that someone special… “every kiss begins with Kay’s Jewelers”. We often get caught up in what our friends talk about when going to spend time with their special man, meeting his family for the first time and what gifts they might be buying each other. Without even knowing it we allow the feeling of loneliness and emptiness to enter our lives. Lets take those feelings and replace them with family, love, and new experiences.

In this season I often think about the holiday traditions that comes into play. Even though we are single it doesn’t mean we have to spend the holidays alone. This is the time we surround ourselves with the ones that we love. Does your family have any traditions? I always know when I walk into my parents home on Thanksgiving that my mom will be busy cooking the turkey and the guys will be watching the football game. We even started a new tradition a few years back, playing the white elephant game, SO MUCH FUN. I know one thing I want to start having and that’s a Girls Paint Night. You get a group of friends and have a few hours to laugh, relax and paint one amazing picture together. Sounds fun right? Try to find creative ways to get everyone together in a positive loving environment.

Memories and traditions are great to have but a change can be good too. This holiday season you should try to make some new memories or even start a new tradition with your loved ones. Each of us has a memory, during the Holidays, and as we get older things start to change. We move away for college, experience the loss of a loved one, babies are now in the picture or family members move too far away to come home. Remember that during the season of change you still have to get out there and have some fun! Keep your family and friends close to you and enjoy them, and do not spend the holiday nights alone. God places people in your life for a reason even if it’s only for a season. “A happy heart is a good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones,” Proverbs 17:22.

Being a single woman of God during the holidays how can we do it? Keep the Bible, His word close to your heart, surround yourself with the people who love you, create new ways to bring Joy to your life and remember that this is just a season! I pray that you have a blessed and wonderful Holiday season and continue to let your light shine! Stand in the mirror and say to yourself, “I am a daughter of royal birth, My father is king of heaven and earth. My spirit was born in the courts on high. A child beloved, a princess am I.” YOU are a princess and a child of the most high! Never forget that!