The Holiday Season
With the holidays coming up I wanted to use this post to focus on some problems many people face during this time.
First of all, many people suffer during this time of year, some have lost family, some have addictions that make this time of year a mental struggle, and some may have to deal with persecution since they don’t celebrate the same holiday as everyone else. We need to be compassionate towards others so we don’t make this time of year hard on others.
Loneliness is a huge problem in the world, the health risks from loneliness are comparable to the risk factors caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and the risks are worse than obesity and physical inactivity. Contrary to popular belief, not only the elderly suffer from this, loneliness can hit anyone at any age.
There are many people out there who struggle with food or alcohol addictions and this time of year can be really stressful on them as they are inundated with large amounts of food and drink. Also, there are many people who feel offended that you don’t eat or drink with them which compounds the stress even more. If you don’t have an addiction then I am truly happy for you but keep in mind that one slip-up can ruin a month of hard work to those of us who do have addictions.
There are also some people who don’t celebrate Christmas and yet are expected to be involved in Christmas parties at work, school events, programs, and are also expected to reciprocate merry Christmas when someone says it to them.
I’m not asking anyone to deny their personal convictions to celebrate the way they want or say what they want, I am asking that we all be more aware of other people’s differences and their sufferings during this time of year.
About Mimic Nature
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.
With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.
So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature.
Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.
I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.
Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
You are so right.
This year I have been crafting a ton and I don’t feel like I have to buy gifts for anyone. I don’t want gifts myself.
The only ones who will get a present are my parents! It is important to be sensitive to those who are around us.
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