Positive Choices at Christmas
The holiday season is that special time of year when people all over the world come together and celebrate. Parties, gift giving, decorating,food, food and more food can be found everywhere. No matter where you look, you see beauty and wonder.
It is traditional for many people to celebrate with alcohol of some sort, whether it is spiked egg nog or Peppermint Schnapps, alcohol and even drugs are present along with the holiday cheer.
This article is going to offer some examples of positive choices for positive people.
* Say No
It is easier said than done, however, saying “No” is important. Positive people do not need to be drunk or high to enjoy the season and all of its blessings.
* Avoid bad situations
Do not get into a vehicle with an intoxicated driver at the wheel. This is a positive choice as well as common sense. Do not get yourself into a position where you will be forced to make poor decisions. Stay away from parties where you know people are doing things you do not want or need.
* Walk away
When or if, situations come up that are potentially volatile, simply turn around and walk away fro it. Do your best to not get tangled up in fights and arguments. The holiday season is supposed to be a time of peace and good will, therefore, walk away from unpleasant people and situations.
* Take the keys
It has been said over and over, do not let someone drive intoxicated. Even if you do not know the person, do not let their ignorant decision be final. Too many people are killed in accidents involving intoxicated people during the holidays and all year long. You may not be able to convince an intoxicated person to hand over their keys by yourself, so get someone to help you. You just might save their life and the lives of others by keeping them from driving intoxicated.
It is not easy to avoid peer pressure whether you are sixteen or sixty. It can be tough to stay positive and make positive decisions when friends and even family are doing things you know are potentially dangerous.
There is nothing wrong with having an alcoholic beverage if you are at home and do not plan on going out again. You can even have a drink at parties, just make sure you have a sober designated driver to take you home. The key to making positive choices is knowing what you want and what you need to do to be safe and happy.