Tis’ the season to be bold, to be brave, to be strong.
Tis’ the season to stand on your own two feet, to take a deep breath, to move forward.
Tis’ the season to be upset over the loss of a loved one, to let yourself feel the wrath, and to let yourself heal.
Tis’ the season to realize the past is in the past for a reason, to accept what cannot be changed and to love what is right in front of you.
Tis’ the season to be gentle with other hearts, and to ignore those who are reckless with yours, for it does not deserve such angst.
Tis’ the season for high standards and moderate expectations, for realizing your own self worth, and for accepting nothing less than everything that you want and deserve.
Tis’ the season for independence, for being able to survive on your own, but letting others in because you never know when another person could make you better as an individual.
Tis’ the season for love – of your family, your friends, your significant other, but most of all, of yourself.
Tis’ the season for joy in whatever form you can find it in.
Tis’ the season for choices, they are around every corner and you will always have one.
Tis’ the season to choose happiness. Always choose happiness.
— November 2010 writing flashback.