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Feeling Cared For Throughout the Holidays

December 5, 2011

Everyone wants to experience being cared for especially during the “Happy Holiday” season. Taking the time to express your thankfulness for and appreciation of special friendships is so important.

I love the rituals of the holidays and how everyone so eagerly engages in them. Holiday foods, decorations and parties give us permission, so to speak, to celebrate and enjoy one another. Holidays are a time of inclusion. They are a time when we expect to be cared for and to extend special care and attention to others.

Thanksgiving Day begins the season for me. I include a practice of telling those special women in my life just how much they mean to me and how thankful I am to not only have them as friends but to learn from and grow with them for years to come. While I love expressing my thankfulness and appreciation of my girlfriend, what I also relish is that this practice results in my feeling loved and cared for during a time when experiencing these feelings is important to me. It’s definitely a win-win situation!

What do you do to feel cared for during the holiday season? How do you express and receive love at this special time? Thank you for sharing and sparking ideas that we all can enjoy and participate in during these remaining holidays.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2011 9:19 pm

    I feel especially cared for when I receive a holiday gift that I was not expecting. For example, late this afternoon I received a package on my doorstep from a former office supervisor of mine. I had attended a party she gave a couple of months ago. I was honored, flattered ,and totally delighted to find a holiday-wrapped package and then a personalized Christmas card and my picture from the party in that greeting card! How thoughtful is that?

    I will wait until December 25 to open the lovely wrapped package my former supervisor sent me. It matters little what the package contains. What really matters is that she remembered ME and perhaps dozens of others as well.

    Happy Holidays to all!

    Pat Rarus. .

  2. December 19, 2011 7:45 am

    Pat, I agree with you. It’s so delicious when people do thoughtful things and they unexpectedly arrive in our life. The fun and excitement of the moment is so experiencial. The Holidays particularly promote this feeling. I try really hard to relish the moment and not have it be about me and what I don’t do. Then I have the profound opportunity to show authentic appreciation and complete the gift-giving process. Thank you for your lovely share, Pat.

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