Christmas is just a few days away. Here are a few ideas on how to make the most of that special day.
M – Mind your expectations. Lower them when necessary.
E – Expect bumps along the way.
R – Refuse to take everything personally – it’s probably not about you.
R – Relax when you’re about to go over the cliff.
Y – Yield toward kindness as often as possible.
C – Choose to stay calm in the heat of conflict.
H – Have a Plan B for your schedule.
R – Remember the Reason for the season.
I – Include grace every day.
S – Settle for good enough instead of insisting on perfection.
T – Tell your spouse you love him/her every day.
M – Make memories with your stepchildren.
A – Admit when you fail and ask for forgiveness.
S – Seek to do your part toward loving relationships in your stepfamily.
For more holiday tips, check out our holiday e-book, Unwrapping the Gift of Stepfamily Peace. It’s a great tool to help you and all stepparents find peace during the holidays and beyond. It’s packed with proven tools and tips, personal stories and a list of recipes and new holiday traditions you can start with your stepfamily.
Pic by David Castillo Dominici