Why holiday cheer is important in all seasons


The holidays are quickly approaching. Stores are filling up with Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas trinkets. You are taking down all of your Halloween witches and goblins, and putting up your fall decorations or even your Christmas tree. The holiday season is a time of bringing families together, celebrating and being grateful.

The holidays are all fun and games but what about after the holidays? People get irritable and grumpy. All of the cheerfulness and sincerity goes out of the window. All the excitement is over. We have to take down the Christmas lights and store away the Christmas tree and clean up all the messes from the roof-raising New Years Party. There is nothing else to look forward to. Everyone is just sad and ready for the warm weather to roll back around.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could extend that holiday cheeriness, forgiving, happy attitude all throughout the year?  Well, that can happen, but the change has to start with you! Instead of walking into class complaining about how cold it is, or you didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas, be happy that you’re even at school.

Be thankful for everything you are blessed with. For example the food on the table, the clothes on your back and the way you got to school. Be that one kid in the room that brightens the mood, always makes people laugh and be everyone’s friend.

Everyone needs to be more positive all the time. It’s easy to be positive when you are facing no school, an abundance of food and tons of gifts. It’s not so easy when you are facing ice, early mornings, homework, finals and the list goes on. It’s up to each and every one of us to overcome all of the put-downs and really make an effort to look at the brighter outcomes.

Each ice storm is one step closer to spring. Each early morning is another day spent to its full potential. Another homework assignment brought an extra few points to boost up your grade.

Almost everything has a positive outlook, you just have to put yourself in that mindset. So challenge yourself to change your mindset and be the person that’s always kind, cheerful and sincere. Bring the “holiday spirit” every day of the year!