This post has been compensated by Influence Central and its client, Tylenol. All opinions are my own.
The holidays are a crazy time for a lot of people, with tons of activities and events, presents to buy and people to see. But I feel like more and more people are starting to step back a little bit, focus more on the people they want to see and the things they want to do with those people rather than the things they want to buy.
Because things don’t last. And they’re not even that fun for very long. If you want to live a simpler life, those things get in the way after a while.
But the people, that’s where we really need to focus our energy and attention.
My daughter is in her school’s holiday play, so this has been a super busy week of spending a lot of time at school helping with dressing the kids, watching performances, baking for the bake sale, helping out with that, trying to get as much work and holiday prep done as I can this week before she’s home. It’s a recipe for crazymaking, for sure, but I’m grateful that I get to be there for all those things, and we’ll work out how to get the rest of it done (or even better, to let it slide) later.
I’m really glad this year, too, that we get to see my brother, who doesn’t always make it over, as well as the usual parents, sister- and brother-in-law and hopefully lots of friends. All of those people are family to us, and we’re glad to slow down and spend some time together this time of year.
Tylenol has been a part of taking care of families for more than 60 years, and this year the company is celebrating families of all kinds with its #HowWeFamily campaign. It’s a look into the lives of 11 very different families, showing what real life is like and how people build families across America.
Because it isn’t about who you love, but how.
Go ahead and get the tissues now.
Check out all the stories at the How We Family website.
Here’s to a holiday season full of family, fun, togetherness, and caring more about the people than the presents.