Lesson 6 – December 26: Update – My Holiday Season

January 5, 2023

I have realized that I severely neglected the discussion of the holidays. So, in an attempt to atone, here’s a brief update on my experience this season.

My family celebrates Christmas, and following tradition, we have family dinners on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This year we had chicken pot pie on Christmas Eve. Nothing crazy or something that could really warrant a story, of course until I felt like I had just been sucker-punched in the stomach. That silly pot pie had given me a mild case of food poisoning. I would have been fine. I could have just moved on with my life, but, as luck would have it, my extended family was also planning on serving chicken pot pie for their dinner. I was absolutely dreading the thought of eating another bite of anything remotely similar to pot pie. It put me in a bad mood all day. I simply couldn’t go to Christmas Day dinner. It would be too much for my, weak heart and stomach. But, you know what? I showed up and had a fantastic time with my family. Looking back, I wouldn’t have missed it for pot-pie, the world, or anything in between. 

Let my chicken pot pie adventure be a reminder to try to go into situations with a positive attitude. It makes the experiences so much better. I know that if I had just let the pot pie situation go, I could have had a much more peaceful and positive morning. I sincerely hope each of you finds a bit of joy this holiday season.  

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