With everything that is going on in the world today, it can be tempting to forego the joys of what the Holiday Season brings. What brings you joy? Think about it. It doesn’t need to be anything grand and it may not even be stereotypically exclusive to Christmas. I’m talking about those simple joys that you find in your daily lives and using this season to put your big picture together. What does that look like? In spite and despite of, what are you still grateful for? What are some things in your life that you can think of that are worth celebrating?
This year, I personally have had an opportunity to spend more time at home than I have been able to in the last 7 years. When the going got tough at work, I have been able to step out of my home office and ask for a hug from the Hubby or the kids. I have been able to greet my children good morning and give them good morning kisses a lot. I have been able to help the hubby with homeschool activities or give him breaks from the kids when his own going got tough. Without having to spend at least 1 hour in traffic, I have been able enjoy family time immediately after work. Little everyday things that I have not been able to do until 2020’s events happened.
Work has not stopped and I am so grateful for it. We continue to have food on the table and pay our bills month after month. And I know not everyone out there may be able to say the same but I hope that if you are reading this, you are at least safe from harm and have met people or discovered support to help meet your needs.
Because I have found more time to spare without foregoing any of the responsibilities I have always had, I was able to reinvent this blog and create our YouTube Channel and Instagram. Our contents are more personal and purposeful. I have been able to refocus my view on the positive aspects of Social Media which helped me find people who lead very similar lives like ours. And it’s such a comforting feeling. I found validation that we, truly, aren’t the only families experiencing these highs and lows of being an Autism family. Others have given me hope and hopefully, we’ve been able to give hope as well.
What’s my big picture? This right here. Family, growth, experience, life, and love.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! FELIZ NAVIDAD! MERRY CHRISTMAS! MALIGAYANG PASKO! ❤