Holiday Greetings from My Family


The season flows. Magic is in the air. Christmas memories for the children evokes the fragrant aroma of Gingerbread Men Cookies. I love the Christmas spirit but for some, the holidays can be difficult and lonely. My husband is not spared from Christmas blues. It is a struggle he faces every holiday because our Luijoe is not around. He says, I wish the Holidays are over. Different circumstances for different folks. Maybe one of your loved ones is in the hospital, maybe one is leaving the country or is not present at your household.

You are not in the minority if you find yourself in a less-than-ideal holiday. How easy, but untrue, to tell ourselves the rest of the world is experiencing the perfect holiday, and we’re alone in the conflict. A holiday is one day out of 365 days. We can get through any 24-hour period.

We can create our own holiday agenda.

1. Buy yourself a gift.

2. Find someone to whom to give.

3. Unleash your loving and nurturing self and give in to the holiday spirit.

My holiday greeting to all of you is that you may enjoy and cherish this holiday despite the challenges. If your situation is less than ideal, I hope you take what’s good and let go of the rest.

To those who don’t celebrate Christmas, may love and peace always reign in our hearts all throughout the year.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • http://jrocas.com.ph jhay

    Merry Christmas to your family too Ms Noemi. 😀

    jhays last blog post..Krispy Kreme donuts could give you a heart attack?

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      thanks Jhay. Hope your Christmas will be meaningful too.

  • http://amomandmore.com amomandmore

    Yes, you’re right. Wishing for a “perfect” Christmas may be an impossible dream if we think of the world’s norms. But, my trying times have taught me that we can create almost perfect Christmases by giving the best of ourselves to our families and friends in a personal way — just as your agenda suggested.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Noemi. Thank you for sharing your stories of hope in this blog. It keeps Christmas close to my heart the whole year:)

    amomandmores last blog post..Rekindling friendships at Christmas

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      Merry Christmas dear. That’s true we can still create a holiday spirit that fits us.

  • http://amomandmore.com amomandmore

    Yes, you’re right. Wishing for a “perfect” Christmas may be an impossible dream if we think of the world’s norms. But, my trying times have taught me that we can create almost perfect Christmases by giving the best of ourselves to our families and friends in a personal way — just as your agenda suggested.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Noemi. Thank you for sharing your stories of hope in this blog. It keeps Christmas close to my heart the whole year:)

  • http://intentiontotreat.blogspot.com Em Dy

    Although this is the season for merrymaking, etc, studies have shown that depression peaks too at this time. This is an encouraging post.

    Wishing you the best this Christmas and always!

    Em Dys last blog post..Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      There are countless out there. They dare not say they are sad or lonely so as not to destroy the Christmas spirit but these sad and lonely people are very much part of the holidays.

  • http://fitzvillafuerte.com Fitz

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Noemi. 😀

    Fitzs last blog post..A Christmas Message For Everyone

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      thanks Fritz. Merry Christmas too.

  • http://mysoulfulthoughts.blogspot.com/ Rach (Heart of Rachel)

    Hi Noemi. Wishing you and your family a meaningful Christmas and a promising New Year. God bless.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)s last blog post..Merry Christmas To All!

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      Thank you Rach. Merry Christmas to you too. I know it will be a promising year to all of us.

  • http://pinoyambisyoso.com Ambo

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Ms. Noemi! God bless.

    Ambos last blog post..Christmas Quotes for Everyone!

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      thank you for dropping by Ambo. Merry Christmas too.

  • http://michaelbartulbio.blogspot.com Neil | Michael

    Cute cat. 🙂 This Christmas, one of our family members is away. We’re not used to not being all together over the holidays, but we try to get by. And thankfully technology makes staying in contact easier nowadays.