When I was a kid, I tended to get more excited about the Holidays than I do now.

Now, I tend to be stressed.

But, being an adult makes me realize what holidays are truly about. I honestly could care less if I get any gifts from the ones I love. Yes, gifts are always nice. Gifts show you how much people know about you, and possibly how much they care. I like to try and get everyone a gift even if it's something simple, or even something I made.

The bottom line in my eyes: holidays are a time to be very thankful that we have all made it to another holiday, and that what family I do have is able to celebrate it together, even though most holidays I tend to start fights with everyone because I can be stupid and act like a child at times. At least I can admit it unlike others where that is hard for them. But, I am me and it's the best I can do.

Even though I'm only 19, I have figured out that someone can either love me or leave me.

I'm not really planning on changing myself for anyone and also believe people can't really change. I guess what I'm trying to say is maybe this holiday, yes, get some great gifts for the ones you love, but don't focus on if they get you any or not. Let's be thankful for all the people in our lives; I know I am. Whether it's my amazing mom, my big brother, all my friends/family, or my co-workers - I appreciate them all.

They all make me smile and feel happy to be alive. But, no matter what, enjoy the holidays and try and see all the little sparkles around you!!

Happy Holidays!