True Meaning of the Holidays #bebetter52

It is that time of year again when the wind is a little chillier and the days a bit shorter. Holiday lights brighten every street corner and Christmas music lifts up the hearts of shoppers everywhere. A certain excitement fills the air, one which isn’t always present in the day-to-day routine of life.  It is indeed the most wonderful time of year. But what makes this time of year so wonderful? Is it the presents under the tree? Is it all the lights and decorations?

For this week’s #bebetter52 challenge, take time to reflect on what the holidays mean to you. During this busy--often hectic-- time, it is easy to become caught up in finding the perfect gift at the best holiday price for everyone on your list.  Although gift giving is a wonderful holiday tradition, this season means much more than just material things. This season is about spending time with those you love and being grateful for the gifts you already have. It is about spreading love and warmth to everyone around you.

Although this time of year can be stressful and a bit overwhelming, take a moment each day to remind yourself about what really matters this holiday season. Spend time with family, enjoy the lights and festivities, and even bake some holiday cookies. Remember to post a fun, festive photo about what you believe to be the true meaning of this season with #bebetter52 and spread the holiday spirit. As the year comes to a close, take time to enjoy the simple beauties of the season and to share love and joy with family and friends.

‘“Christmas’  he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”’
-The Grinch
Check out this fun holiday bucket list to complete with family or friends!