Sierra's View: This Christmas Season, Try to Remember...

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

This Christmas Season, Try to Remember...

A few weeks ago, in one of my posts, I mentioned that being uber positive is not one of my gifts. 
Don't get me wrong, I do look at many positive things in my life, but it is because it's something that I have had to work at. And I don't know, maybe I'm the only Grinch in this blogging world, but I thought I'd share some thoughts during this season that have helped me. 

some christmas pics from this year and previous years

This Christmas Season, try to remember... that even though it is freezing cold outside (it seems as though a cold  front is everywhere! It's even below 30 degrees in St. George!), you have a warm home and bed to sleep in. 

This Christmas Season, try to remember... that even through the hustle and bustle of the holiday crowds, shopping, and traffic, that you have the means to pay for Christmas gifts. That you have the money to have a Christmas, even if it is a small one. 

This Christmas Season, try to remember... the importance of family. Even through their dysfunctions, issues, or annoyances, they love you. A lot. And they know you better than anyone else does. 

This Christmas Season, try to remember... how much you love your job. No, seriously. I stayed incredibly late this evening after school and I was dreading grading that stack of papers. Yet, when I stopped for a second, I realized how much I love my career as a 6th grade teacher. Sure, there are days when I don't want to be there or days when my students are excessively more difficult than others. But I am grateful that I HAVE a job. And I get to spend it enriching these 12 year olds minds--watching them grow in all facets of life--emotionally, physically, mentally, socially, and intellectually. I am grateful that I have a career where I truly love the people that I work with. I am grateful that I can provide for my little family right now. Even through those exhausting days! 

This Christmas Season, try to remember... All of the Christmas fun! I LOVE listening to Christmas music in my car, looking at all of lights, cuddling up and watching Christmas movies, making lovely desserts, decorations, cookie decorating, etc. Take advantage of all the amazing music, plays, activities, and shows that take place around you! it's a wonderful time of year where people want to celebrate and show their talents--how awesome is that?! 

This Christmas Season, try to remember... to LAUGH. I know that this season can be stressful. In fact, I'm sitting here making a list of all of the things that I need to get done, presents to buy, lessons to teach, a house to clean, etc. that I tend to get a little wrapped up in what I need to do, rather than just enjoying this time of year and these special moments. 

This Christmas Season, try to remember... those who have helped, loved, served, and made you a better person. I am so grateful for all of the people who have made my life so much better simply by being in it: my husband, my coworkers, my neighbors, my family, my in laws, my dear friends, even the people that I see at yoga! They brighten my day on days when I don't even realize it. And I am grateful for that.

This Christmas Season, try to remember... to serve. Think of others who may need it this season. And believe me, there is always someone who does. Try and think of the good in your life and remember that you never know who is fighting a harder battle. Serve. 

This Christmas Season, try to remember... how much your Savior loves you. Think of how much you love your spouse, parents, siblings, children, etc. and multiply that by a thousand. He loves you so incredibly much. Especially in times when you don't think so or perhaps in times when you least deserve it. He is your biggest fan. He is cheering for you. Remember the real reason why we have this season--for the birth of Him. He came to this world as a humble child to teach each of us. 

Hope you all have a simple, wonderful holiday remembering the important things this season:
 Our Savior and Loved Ones.


  1. This was a WONDERFUL post. Thank you so much for this!!!!

  2. This was a great list. I struggle with seeing the positive side of things too and it's something I try to be conscious about. Maybe someday you can write a post on what you do to overcome seeing the negative, unless you already have I'd like the link. Have a Merry Christmas.


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