Many find themselves alone this time of the year. With no family, no friends, or no home. Wherever they may find themselves, they find themselves in solitude. If you happen to be alone this holiday season, you’re not the only one. Dont let the pain and the loneliness steal your joy. They say that those who can enjoy their own company are the happiest because they never see a dull moment.

If you dont have friends to share the celebration, make some! Surround yourself with others that, like you, dont have family to share the holidays. And if you’re more of a homebody; buy your favorite drink, make your favorite food and blast your favorite music. Make the holidays yours. Crash your neighbor’s party, thats always fun!

If you’re far from home, call your loved ones and let them know that they are missed. Don’t feel down. Yes, you may feel lonely; you’re only human so its natural. But dont let it get the best of you. Remember, emotions are only feelings and feelings shouldn’t control nor manipulate your decisions and much less your life.

You are in control and you deserve to be happy. Who can make you happier if not yourself? You can’t expect to be happy in company of others if you can’t accept life as it comes to you and love it as is. Love yourself and be happy. When you learn how to love yourself, you will also learn how to feel happy in your own company. Embrace yourself. The sooner you learn this, the sooner you will learn to love life and appreciate it. Keep in mind: you’ve got the power to make your days brighter, you just have to make a move. Have fun this holiday season. Don’t let negativity dominate your happiness. Merry Christmas!