Being single and alone can zap the holiday spirit and turn your focus off the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas. One year I was so not into Christmas that I didn't put up a tree nor buy presents. I realize that some people generally don't, but I usually love the festivities of Christmas. The next year my girlfriend encouraged me to celebrate. She went with me to buy a new tree and helped me decorate it. We had such a good time that the following year I invited her family over for Christmas Eve. We exchanged presents, had a good meal and so much fun. That year turned out to be the first year of an over 25-year Christmas Eve tradition. The tradition expanded to include my family and some close friends and now Christmas Eve at my house is the standard. Adding a husband to the mix now makes it even more special.
My advice to singles is to put the focus back on the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas..being thankful and Jesus Christ. Don't focus on your marital status...focus on giving of yourself just like Christ gave to us!
Here are some tips:
- Help serve Thanksgiving meals to the homeless or support some community event for the less fortunate.
- Create your own Holiday tradition with family and friends.
- Prepare a holiday meal for a needy family.
- Attend a watch night service at your church or communtiy church on New Year's Eve as opposed to partying. Doing so can help you focus on the New Year and steps to create a better You!
Making Your Own Holiday Traditions