This season there will be lots of visiting and being visited and tons of people doing for and doing about and scurrying to make sure that everyone has what they need and things are taken care of.  The weird part is, in all this to doing the people to doing it will generally not include themselves in the equation.  It’s like the cook putting together and entire gourmet meal and not tasting anything.  It makes no sense, but there you are.  *shrug*

Do unto others as you would have done unto you.  Here’s something to keep in mind, would you like to have someone running themselves ragged ignoring their own needs, possibly making themselves sick in the process, all just so you could have a nice meal and possibly a good weekend stay?  I hope not.  So if you wouldn’t want that done for you, why would you do it to someone else?  This holiday season, take yourself into account. Make yourself one of the people who is important, put yourself in the equation, and make the holiday that is something enjoyable for you as well as for everyone else.

What you’ll find is that when you take care of you and are therefore happy, everyone else around you enjoys the situation more, is able to express that more, and the entire process is improved for everyone.  So don’t just focus on doing unto others, focus on doing unto you.  We’ll all thank you for it.