My Personal Mantra and How I Keep With It Even During Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and some may have forgotten our manners so to speak, many people buzzing by you at the grocery store, others just racing to be first for the best deal ever. Why is it during what is suppose to the most “wonderful time of year” that everyone turns mean, rude and dare I say a bit crazy? I get that the holiday season brings on added stress to some, while others are mourning the loss of family members they won’t see seated at the table this year. It can be a gloomy time for others, even if you have learned to keep up the holiday cheer. I personally try to live with holiday cheer all year round and even though I consider that to be an awesome personal mantra, my oldest daughter, a tween, seems to think it’s slightly crazy.

Yes I am that person, who skips during music in the store, singing aloud while pushing the cart with my youngest seated firmly in said cart. I am the one who smiles and says hello to each passing stranger and worker in the stores I frequent. I am that person who will have a random conversation about my life and theirs while out shopping at the stores. I just enjoy seeing and making others smile. It’s my thing. And I am not changing it.

Each day I wake up reminding myself what I am thankful to have. Even if it’s stressful due to finances or holiday stress, I remind myself to be that happy person. I fall asleep every night counting my blessings, being thankful and appreciative for what I do have in life. Being thankful to even have life, after all is not living a blessing in itself? I say yes. So this holiday season, while the hussle and bussle around you may stress you out and make you have a case of the grumpies, just remember to count your blessings.

Mercy recognizes the stress we put on ourselves and our families over the holidays. They want to remind us that ‘Our greatest blessing is to see others blessed.’ One way we can do this is to pause, list our blessings, and share them with others. Let’s count our blessings together at

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mercy. The opinions and text are all mine.

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