Simplistic Approach To The Holidays

The holidays are a beautiful time of year, but often we get caught up. We go overboard. And, then the next thing you know the New Year has arrived and we’re entirely burnt out. Who’s with me? While there were many years where I took pride in going above and beyond, this year I decided to take a different route. This year I’m approaching the holidays simplistically.
Part of this was spurred by the fact that I got hit, hard, with good ol’ influenza. But once I had adopted my new philosophy I realized that this is something that I could get used to. Focus on what matters, and not worry so much about the rest. As part of that here’s where I’ll be focusing my efforts this year …

Celebrating Love: This holiday season my parents will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. It’ll be a huge gathering, in fact, it’ll be the first time all of their children and grandchildren will be together at the same time. I’m so looking forward to catching up with my siblings, spending time with my nieces and nephews, and toasting to my parents love story. With all of us together a good time is guaranteed.
Honoring New Traditions: In our family, our holiday traditions are always evolving, and rather than getting hung up on rituals I’m enjoying the fact that each year brings a new experience. While we used to use Elf On The Shelf to promote positive behavior, this year Andrew decided he’s taking over, in his own little way. Once upon a time I wanted so badly to be that family that always wears matching PJs on Christmas morning, but this year I’m just grateful to have them by my side. Bring on the sporadic game nights, the holiday hiccups, and unsolicited joy. Traditions don’t really matter. It’s the memories that do.
Giving Experiences: I have to say, we are so blessed to have all of my basic needs met. And while sparkly, new things are always tempting, I’m steering away from presents this year. At least in the traditional sense. Rather than towering gifts under the tree, I’m focusing on giving experiences. Situations that will help my children grow. Nights that Kevin and I can enjoy together. Things that will unite our family and help us connect. Much better than a new video game or watch If you ask me. As for the kids, well we’ll see what they think {wink}.
Spreading The Cheer: As part of my gift to all of you, we’re offering some amazing holiday discounts at Amy Brenner MD & Associates. Visit our website to learn how you can save on some of our most popular services including SmartLipo, My Liquid Lyft, our HCG Winter Meltdown. Consider it your way to refresh come the New Year.
The holidays, simplified. I have to say, I’m really looking forward to what this brings. No matter how you choose to celebrate, I hope that your season is full of laughter, joy, and new memories. Whether you’re a patient, a friend, family member, or one of my rock star staff … I’m so grateful to have you all in my life. And, this thing they call 2018? Well, I have a good feeling about it.