For me Christmas time is not what I would have liked or hoped for and most days - at some point - I find myself taking a deep breath to then breathe the hurt away.
So, I must then rearrange my thinking. If I let my painful emotions rule my thinking then Christmas is not going to be a happy place.
The better choice, although it can be so hard to do, is to lift my gaze and lift my thoughts.
If I believe that I am where I am meant to be, then I should look only at this moment.
In this moment I can be thankful for all that I have - three beautiful children, a huge blessing of friends and family, my health, our home and so, so much more.
Thank You God.