Don’t worry be happy now. I remember that song it has a little silly tune and very simple lyrics, but a very profound message. Yet there are many people who live under tremendous stress worrying about things that are out of their control or not even in the near future. It seeps into their day and steals their moments of joy and happiness.
Christmas is less than a week away and I am excited! Not because I am expecting any lavish gifts or because I will be going somewhere special, but because it is an important family holiday that recognizes the birth of Christ. It is a time of joy and peace not of worry and stress. I purposely do not think about anything that is not related to me enjoying the holiday during this time.
Flash back to last year when I was surprised with a lay off weeks before Christmas. Yes it could have ruined my holiday, but I did not allow it too. I continued with the plans I had for the holiday and my children were ecstatic with their gifts. I dealt with the layoff and the rent in January. I truly enjoyed the whole week playing the Wii with my kids.
As it turns out the situations that I could have allowed to bring on stress worked out just fine. Nothing fell apart and we were fine. So my holiday gift to you all this year is to don’t worry be happy. Allow the peace, joy and warmth of this holiday season to envelope you and enjoy the holiday that you celebrate. Those things you want to be so worried about will still be there in January so deal with them then.