Ten Life-Changing Things I Learned from the Holiday Season

I wrote this last year, on Dec 12th, 2014. Everything I wrote still applies today, and I wanted to share! Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso

Christmas Celebration, Vilma Reynoso

Another holiday season is upon us. It is here whether we celebrate or not, or whether we want it to be here or not. The choice is ours to participate in it or to hide under a rock from Thanksgiving to New Year’s day. I have to admit that I have been tempted to do the latter: the folly of materialism and the illusion that things create more happiness, everyone running around frantic to purchase gifts for people they don’t really know or care about, the mind-numbing conversations with people we think we are obligated to spend time with, and the stress that we add to our daily lives are usually the opposite of the spirit of the holiday season – the spirit peace, joy and goodwill to all men (and women).

I was brought up Catholic, so during my childhood, my Argentine-American family celebrated Christmas. My parents, especially my…

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Vilma Reynoso

Vilma Reynoso is a copywriter, freelance writer, and gardening aficionado who writes about the human experience and veganism. She is the author of Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality. Her mission is to inspire authentic transformation in people for a kinder, compassionate world. To learn more about Vilma and what she offers, visit her websites: vilmareynoso.com, veganspiritworldwide.com, and vegoutwithvilms.com.

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