The holiday times can be filled with joy and cheer or stress and anguish. What are your plans for dealing with diabetes, food choices, health, family, stress, and celebrations this year? How can you make it a GOOD holiday for yourself?
Some of you have commented that you will be alone because of emotional or geographic isolation. What can you do to lessen the isolation and bring joy to the season even if you are alone. Share some of your favorite ways to bring joy into your heart despite the sad things we sometimes experience in life.
This year I will be spending what will probably be my husband's and my last Christmas together as he turns 89 and is now 12 years into Alzheimer's. I have Christmas music on right now and we are both listening.
I haven't decorated and may not (money is still tight and he is blind and can't see a tree). From my perspective, that's an OK decision because it reduces my holiday related work. For a visual, I've been growing my fuchsia bougainvillea over my lanai railing for a month or more and will just add a few poinsettias to what is already growing there and blooming profusely.
I'll fix a great low carb, gluten free, veggie and protein heavy Christmas dinner which we will share (he'll have 5-6 bites and I'll probably have my plate and some of his). Then we'll enjoy the leftovers for days and I won't have to cook for a while!
What will you be doing to bring joy and lessen the stress in your life?
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