When you think about the holidays, do you think about being trapped around your family? t doesn’t matter who your family is, there always seems to be that one person or whole household that seems to cause tension or conflict. Well, we at Ontario Bakery are a family run business, and we face all the same difficulties as other families. So we want to share some helpful tips with you about enjoying the holidays even with your family around.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Yes, you’ve heard it before, but there’s so much truth in it. You don’t need to prove your point or change anyone. You’re there to enjoy people and celebrate the beauty of another year. If conversations come up that get under your skin, remember that it’s just each person’s hurt, issues and opinions. You aren’t defined by all of it. So let it go.
See person inside. We’re usually frustrated because we focus only on what we see. But the truth is, nobody is the person we see on the outside. A person can be look happy and put together on the outside and be miserable and angry. A person can look wild and rebellious on the outside be a very loving and happy human. People with strong and angry feelings may be really hurting inside and dealing with a lot. So don’t take it personally. See who they are for real and love that person.
You’re not the solution. As much as you’d like to see your family push through a challenge or grow, you can’t do it for them. You also can’t lecture them enough to see it your way. Be honest, give advice when asked, but more importantly, be loving.
No one said you need to spend the whole time with one person. Spend a little time, ask a few questions, show love and move on. You aren’t asked stay and just suffer through it.
So as you prepare for the coming holiday gatherings, remember that it’s your job to decide how you will enjoy it or not. Also remember that Ontario Bakery is here to make your holidays even sweeter. If you’re looking for a delicious way to end your holiday meal or party, please call Ontario Bakery. We specialize in custom baked cakes and goods for all celebrations.