The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about spending time with family. For some of us, that’s a joyful prospect. We can’t wait to catch up with our loved ones and make new memories. For others… well, let’s just say the holidays can be a trying time. Dealing with extended family can be tough, especially if you don’t see eye to eye. But at the end of the day, family is family. They may drive you crazy, but they’re the only ones who can do it quite so well. So this holiday season, try to treasure each moment—even the challenging ones—because they’re part of what makes your family special. Who knows? You might even build some new traditions along the way.
Making Memories that Last a Lifetime
The holidays are also a time for making memories that will last a lifetime. If you have children, this is especially important. What better way to teach them about their heritage than by spending quality time with their extended family during the holidays? Show them how much fun it can be to catch up with cousins, uncles, and grandparents—even if those relatives do drive you a little bit crazy! And who knows? Maybe you’ll create some new traditions along the way that your children will remember fondly for years to come.
This year, try to focus on treasuring each moment—because they’re all part of what makes your family special. And who knows? You might just make some beautiful new memories along the way. Some of those challenging people may bring you great joy and you can be a blessing to them. Don't let the opportunity slip away.