by Simply Grace
HAPPY Thanksgiving MERRY Christmas JOY to the World
It’s the MOST WONDERFUL Time of the Year
HAPPY Holidays Have a Holly, JOLLY Christmas
ROCKIN’ Around the Christmas Tree HAPPY New Year
The majority of our greetings, songs, expressions and celebrations associated with the holiday season are connected to hope and positivity. But how many times are these words spoken in regurgitated and expected ways? How often is there pain, sadness and despair behind the forced smiles, polite conversations and well wishing? Are these folks putting on a facade to deter judgment? Are they being deceitful, or just taking a break from their painful and difficult lives? Maybe they are not denying reality but taking a pause from it; suspending from their false self in order to embrace their authentic self by calling those things which are not as though they were (Romans 4:17).
Is it okay to choose affirming words when we feel numb? Is it okay to encourage others when we are at our lowest? Is it okay to “lie” to ourselves as we sort through our feelings in order to better prepare for the receiving of truth?
"Fake it till you make it" is an English aphorism which suggests that by imitating confidence, competence, and an optimistic mindset, a person can realize those qualities in their real life. It echoes the underlying principles of cognitive behavioral therapy as a means to enable a change in one's behavior. – Wikipedia
Acting “as if” is simply behaving, thinking, and feeling as if we already have something we want, or that something we want to happen is already occurring in our lives, or that we already know how to do something we really want to do. – Act As If: A Beginner’s Guide by Leeor Alexandra
Researchers have found that “acting” a certain way allows our brains to “rehearse” a new way of thinking and can set off a desired chain of events in the future. - Mentalfloss.com
So, Tis The Season To Be___________________________. It’s our choice. How are we going to think, believe, speak, sing, act and live into our Fa La La’s?
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GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MANKIND!
Ken & Debbie Pallone
Simply Grace, Inc.
133 Samaritan Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
3730 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062