Holiday Love


Well the holidays have finally arrived!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Our holidays wouldn’t be complete without love in our lives right?  Of course not!  This time of the year is meant to be cherished and spent with family, friends, and loved ones.  This is the time of the year where you are excused for being a kid again.  You can enjoy and create your own holiday magic.  For some, this time of the year can be difficult because some of our loved ones are no longer with us.  They would want us to be happy and enjoy the memories we have of them.  Also, for some of us this time of the year is difficult because we are somewhat conflicted about our single status and/or job status.  I am in a better state of mind this year than I was last year.  I remember being very depressed last Christmas as I dwelled upon everything that I didn’t have in my life; I was unemployed, man-less and without a vehicle.  My loving parents continued to remind me of everything I had in my life; such as them.  Some people don’t have family or friends to spend these happy days with.  Just when you think your situation is bad, it really could always be worse.  It sounds very cliché but it is in fact true.  We don’t wish bad on anyone, but we also must not judge someone’s situation.  You don’t know how or why some people are less fortunate than you.

Good love; is that good fortune?  Why yes, however, you shouldn’t let your single status affect your holiday mood.  Needless to say, it can.  I am blessed to have my family, my friends, and my “love friend”.  The key here is releasing our expectations of people.  I am working on my emotional state of being and counting my blessings.  I am under-employed which is better than being unemployed.  I still don’t have a vehicle, but so what.  I have accepted where I am right now, but I am also increasing my expectations.  Not my expectations of the people in my life or pressuring my “love friend” to take our relationship to the next level; but I am increasing my expectations of my overall life!  I believe that I deserve more from life, and I expect to receive those blessings in the right timing!  Positive energy and expectation creates the atmosphere to receive the blessings. 

 In my mind, I’d love to have a house, and cook, and entertain family and friends; those are some of the blessings of this time of year.  I’d love to have a romantic holiday too.  I’m a dreamer; and there is nothing wrong with that.  The scenario that I’ve just created isn’t the only aspect that makes the holiday.  Being with your family; engaging in self-love practices; eating, relaxing, hanging out with friends; that’s what makes the holiday.  For some, it may be volunteering at the local shelter or at church; doing something to help the less fortunate or just helping out with the children in your life.  God has blessed me to be an Aunt and a Godmother; there really is enough love to go around in my life for me not to be depressed about what I don’t have.

As we focus on what we do have in our lives and all the love, then more will be given to us.  It is a Universal Law.  This time of the year will be filled with happy surprises because we expect them!  The goals that we have been working toward all year regarding our careers, our life purpose, and our love life will manifest because of our hard work on them and our expectations.  The key now is to enjoy the moments!  Enjoy the people and the Holiday Magic in your life!  Create great holiday memories and live to tell about them! 



About Dr. Rae

Raechel “Dr. Rae” Rivers was born, raised, and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. She has enjoyed creative writing since childhood, but her love of writing grew even stronger during her college years. “Dr. Rae” prides herself on being able to convey such “real” messages about the journey of love. Her words, racy at times, are what some readers need to hear; would not otherwise say, and appreciate for truth and honesty about love-life situations. “Journey to Self: Journey to Love” is her first self-published book printed by Authorhouse. She completed an Ed.S., Educational Specialist degree, in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2011; and is a world-renowned Writer, Entrepreneur, and Love Coach. Her life's mission involves encouraging women and young women of all ages to “work on you and love yourself just the way you are”. Raechel’s book, blog, and message on Self-Love have gained national and international popularity. As a result, she founded Embrace Enterprises and Publishing in 2012 to teach youth and adults about Self-Love and pursuing their purpose and passions. Her company’s motto is “Embrace You; A Lifestyle to Be You”. Additionally, Ms. Rivers also offers workshops on Writing, Publishing, Entrepreneurship, and one-on-one Love Coaching Sessions. She believes that “love is a journey where you go searching and ultimately find yourself”.

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