This unforgettable year is coming to an end, and I still cannot believe it’s December. Although my life was on a roller coaster these past months, yet I manage to enjoy each moment. 2018 was far from easy or great for me, regardless of the ups and downs, I am blessed to be there, to smile, and share this post with you. I can honestly say my struggles have made me stronger and I am grateful that I was able to overcome them all.
So, December is here, full of joy, hope, and endless promises. First, let’s breathe and be thankful and appreciative for all the people in our lives. Second, let’s reflect on all the things we wanted to achieve and why some did not happen.
We only have a few days left; how can we make this year counts? It does not matter how much we will do; what matters is to do something meaningful, something we were longing to do. I know, we can do it.
As most of us are ready to celebrate the holidays, let’s make an impact on those we love. Let’s help someone in need. Let’s give our time. Let’s be the light that shines for so many that live in silent darkness. Let’s spread joy and hope. Those are meaningful and unforgettable gifts. It’s December, let’s make it happen.
Love your sense of positivity and hope! December is one of my favorite months obviously because of Christmas but it is also the door to the New Year and I cant wait to make 2019 a great year! However, it is also a good time to reflect on what we did in the previous year and really self evaluate if we have done what hoped we would.
Love your goals to make things happen. There are so many people we can help in millions of ways. I hope you have a fruitful December and a Very Happy Christmas Season!
Thank you so much, Eric, wishing you the same!
December always comes around so slowly at the start of the year, then September hits and its a frantic race to make the year count! I deffo feel this pressure. I hope you have a great rest of 2018 and wonderful 2019!
Wishing you the same, Eboni!
This is going to sound crazy-selfish to some I’m sure, but this December I hope to give myself (and by extension my family) a gift of time for ME to finish up some of the projects around the house, so we can move into the new year with a clean slate! Our basement/kitchen flooded last May, and though the contractors finished their work about 2 mos ago now, my car still lives in the driveway because the garage is still full of stuff that needs to be put back! (and in some cases, purged instead) (but of course that means time to sort it all first…see what I mean about the gift of time?)
I wish I was closer, Flossie, I would come and give you a hand and make it happen for you.
Nice decor! I really felt the Christmas spirit already!
I still cant believe it’s December already! It’s come around so fast! I am so looking forward to a new year and getting plans in place!
Have a wonderful year, Laura!
Where has 2018 gone… I can’t believe it’s December already! I’ve had a pretty good year and am hoping to finish the year off that way, surrounded by my friends and family…
I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season, Kate!
This post is such a great reminder to enjoy the moment. December can be stressful, but its also joyful, Happy holidays!
Happy Holidays, Lisa!
It’s so hard to believe that 2018 is coming to an end. Where does time go? I agree that this is an excellent time to reach out and help others in need. So many people are homeless and without food, and there are so many elderly who need a bit of assistance with grocery shopping, going to appointments, and more.
It’s so true, Denay, I enjoy volunteer my time with those in needs during the Holidays
I loved reading your post. You gave us such gentle yet sincere reminders about what this season actually means. It is so easy to spend this whole time worrying about finances or getting the perfect gifts for people.
Thank you, Elaine, Happy Holidays!
Definitely spreading joy and kindness this holiday season! Thank you for the reminder!
Thank you, Amanda!
Love how you bring such a positive spirit to the new year. I think that is very important and I am extremely grateful each and everyday!
That is awesome, Joshua, Happy Holidays!
I can’t believe it’s already December! The first half of my month will be spent doing a lot of volunteering at my son’s elementary school. I’m yearbook photographer and there are a lot of events in the next few weeks. We plan to go through their toys together this weekend and find any they don’t play with anymore to donate. It’s not a lot, but it’s something they can do at their age.
That is awesome, Stephanie, I used to volunteer to my daughters’ schools when I was living in NJ>
I love your message. It is so important this time of year to be kind to everyone you talk to. Kindness goes so far.
True, April, thank you!
I just love reading your posts. You are always full of so much sunshine and positivity. I agree with you kindness is so important this time of year.
AWWW, thanks so much, Ally, hope you enjoy this beautiful season with your loved ones.
2018 went so fast at least to me. I love the energy and positivity in your post. I think we definitely can be better at being kind to each other and sharing the holiday spirit more.
So true, Jennifer, Happy Holidays!
December is a month of love forgiveness and Joy time flies so fast! imagine next month will be another year 🙂 love your positivity.
Thank you, Maysz, Happy and blessed holiday season!
I am totally with you! Let’s help out those not as fortunate as we are! Donate and help out!
A little bit more love and giving will make the lives of many better, thank you, Akamatra!
We have been trying to focus our energy on helping others and giving back. We are so blessed and its really the time to help others
This is the perfect time, Neely, Happy Holidays!
I agree that December is such a month of hopefulness and promise. I always try to do a service project with my teenager. It serves as a good reminder about how blessed we truly are.
That is awesome, Christa!
I love December. Not only because of the holidays, but because it is my birthday month. This year I’m turning 30 and I am going to make it a tradition to run a month long fundraiser to help raise money for a nonprofit organization close to my heart.
That is a great idea, Kristyn, Happy and Blessed Birthday!
This makes me think! You inspired me to write about the things that I’m thankful for this year. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, Karla!
So happy to see that you made it through all of your struggles in 2018. May the new year be your best year yet!
Thank you so much, Autumn!
I love the outward looking nature of this post I think we can become so caught up with those near and dear to us at this time of year that we can forget there are lots of other people who need help in the last weeks of the year.
So true, Talya!
This can definitely be a magical season especially the month of December.
It is a magical season, Jalisa!
My goal is to finish the Christmas shopping and busyness so that I can enjoy the rest of the year with family and friends. Hopefully we can spread some kindness along the way as well. Happy Holidays to you!
Hope you can do that, Jessica!
This is such a great post and a reminder to everyone. It’s a time to connect with the community and help out those in need. Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year, Kathryn!
What lovely decorations! It’s crazy how much the little touches can make a big difference in the mood of your home!
So true, Liz!
It’s refreshing to hear about positivey and good vibes. Cheers to this year and hope you have a great one next year.
Wishing you the same, Komal!
What an awesome message! The first half of this year was tough for me but I am so thankful that things are looking up!
This is so good to year, Ann, have a blessed month of December!
I love all of the positive energy. You really put me in the spirit and made me realized how blessed I am!
Thank you, Leah!
This year has gone by ridiculously fast, hasn’t it? can’t believe its December already! just making most of it now
That’s all we can do, Melissa!
I enjoyed reading this! I feel every time is going by just so fast and it is important to make time for those we love. I love the message of just making the world a little nicer and brighter by spreading hope and joy!
What a lovely post with a fab message. Being grateful and thinking of others at Christmas is a must xx
This is true, Melanie, have a blessed month of December!
December is so hard on me, the lack of sunlight here in NH really takes me down. I do my best to bring joy to others still through the dark winter season.
Sorry to hear Brandy, I know it can be difficult, but sometimes, a smile can brighten someone’s day.
I love the message here. We need to make the most of December. 2018 has been a rollercoaster year for me too but I love all it brought me.
Wishing you a lot of blessings for this month!