the Holiday Blues"
year the holidays really stress me out. From Thanksgiving
to the New Year I never seem to have enough time to get
anything done nor do I have the resources to compete with
the commercial pressures generated when trying to make
things as merry as possible.
year was no exception, being that I am a single mother
trying to do the best job I can raising my three children,
it can be really hard at times. I had just enough money
to buy maybe one nice gift for each of my children. Many
nights I cried myself to sleep and tried to find answers
to why I was being punished in life or at least that is
how it felt to me.
did manage to get each of my children a gift but the hurt
I was feeling still remained.
could I shake the Holiday Blues?", I asked
was talking with a friend of mine who is also using the
POINTS Method and she suggested that maybe I should send
an email to you at Parentpoints. She said, "Maybe
you are not the only one experiencing this frustration
and if not, maybe they can share a solution with you that
someone else has used to get over this gloominess".
sent an email to Mr. Barker and I was so surprised to
get a response. He assured me that I was not alone. That
we all have each other and that my success was his success
and my pain was his pain, so we needed to get through
this thing together. That made me smile to see that someone
who does not know anything about me would reach out in
such a way. I am sure he gets thousands of letters and
email per year.
suggested that I get three small stocking and fill them
with treats, snacks, fruits and nuts and tell the children
that they cannot touch them until Christmas Day. He said
that on Christmas night I should get up and put eight
crisp 1,000 POINTS currencies in each child's stocking
for them to discover in the morning.
started laughing and I asked him what are you laughing
at. He said, "I know you are thinking what in the
world is going with him, He must have fallen and bumped
his head" (Smile) I must agree I was more than a
little concerned, that is equivalent to $240.00 (24,000
Barker explained that contrary to what I was thinking
the children would not decide to spend $80.00 each on
expensive items at the local department store. He said,
they would be so excited about having so many POINTS at
one time. They would begin to form in their minds so many
uses for those POINTS around the house. This would connect
them directly to me and what it was I was really trying
it is December 29th and I have not had to spend any money
other than what I would have spent anyway. For example,
we stopped for "Taco Bell" or a "Happy
Meal" a couple times because I did not have time
to cook on those days, other than that they used them
to play their video games, watch T. V., rent movies and
to pay for the occasional fee due when failing to behave
joy and happiness that I have experienced with my children
over the pasted five days is unexplainable! You were 100%
correct! I managed to connect with my children the way
I had wanted to and it did not cost me anything. I had
what I needed all alone inside myself. Thank you for showing
me how to get to it and use it. Daron you are indeed in
my prayers, keep on doing what you are doing!