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Do all the warm feelings and sparkle of the holidays....and even the ease of gift giving, make it too easy to fall in love ( or think you are) ....just as it makes it so much harder to leave someone this time of year ( or extra crazy to invest the
Do all the warm feelings and sparkle of the holidays....and even the ease of gift giving, make it too easy to fall in love ( or think you are) ....just as it makes it so much harder to leave someone this time of year ( or extra crazy to invest the time, emotion and indeed, money)?
What do you think!
I don't think the holidays are ever a good time to make commitments or big decisions of any kind. Stress, heightened emotions, money concerns, busy schedules, commercialism and advertising, romanticism, warm fuzzies, even depression and loneliness for some folks are all bad circumstances for making changes or decisions.
It's a bad time to get a pet, for example. Not only are we likely to make a rash decision based on a pair of cute, sad puppy dog eyes amidst all the holiday cheer, not to mention commercialism, and other factors, but it's a bad time to accurately judge whether our household is really ready for that kind of change and commitment, plus the stress that poor critter will be under trying to adjust to a new household as it's in the throes of holiday upheaval and guests and stress and excitement and absolutely nothing normal! Our hearts may be in the right place, but the influences of the season may cause us to act impulsively without due consideration and the ebb of the seasonal tide may leave us regretting our decision.
It is, however, a great time to reconnect, open our hearts to possibilities, remember the reasons we came together in the first place, relearn each other, rebuild burned bridges, renew lost or waning love and generally celebrate our lives and those who share them with us.