Internet applauds MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski for 'much needed' Christmas message as she opens about 'hard truth'

Internet applauds MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski for 'much needed' Christmas message as she opens about 'hard truth'
Mika Brzezinski shared a message telling people that 'it's OK' to not have a happy holiday season (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, who spends her morning delivering news on ‘Morning Joe’, had a message for her fans this holiday season, and it involved “new goals.”

On Instagram, Brzezinski shared her goals for this holiday season, and her fans appeared to have resonated with her as well. The MSNBC host also opened up about the loss of her parents, as well as the recent passing of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

Brzezinski took her fans on a journey of new goals and an “OK Christmas,” and they couldn’t be more grateful, which they have also expressed in the comment section.

Mika Brzezinski shares holiday message on Instagram

‘Morning Joe’ host Mika Brzezinski shared a video of herself on Instagram where she said, “Hi everyone! So, we have new goals this Christmas. I look toward the holiday season and I look at it this way.”

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She continued, “I’m going to do my best and, sometimes, that should be more than enough for yourself. You should say that to yourself.”

Brzezinski added, “I think sometimes we try so hard for other people that we become really sad when we realize we can’t make something exactly the way it was, we can’t bring back a dynamic or feeling and sometimes holidays are just a bridge into the future.”

“Sometimes they’re not perfect for a while but you’re going to get there and, if you give yourself a break on this one, you might have a better holiday than you could have ever imagined,” said Brzezinski.

She also added, “So again, I’m going to wish you all an OK Christmas and an OK Hannukah. Well…just do your best.”

In the caption, Brzezinski opened up a little more about the loss she is facing this holiday season, She wrote, “The holidays, once a time of joy and laughter in my parents’ old farmhouse, now bring a mix of grief and gratitude. I lost my mom last year, following my dad’s passing in 2017.”

She then added, “And the recent death of a family friend, former First Lady #RosalynCarter — triggered a hard truth: a beautiful chapter in my life is over.”

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski both paid heartfelt tributes to Rosalynn Carter soon after her death (Instagram/@joescarborough)
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough paid tribute to Rosalynn Carter soon after her death (Instagram/@joescarborough)

Acknowledging the difficulties of life, she continued, “Holiday seasons change, and so do we. This year, I’m not chasing perfect; I’m going to try to *not* try so hard! No, really! I am working on accepting that some things are in the past and I’m holding on to #gratitude for those amazing memories.”

She reiterated to her followers that it's “OK” to not have a happy holiday season as she wrote, “I want to let go of expectations of having a holiday that matches those in the past. And it may even be a little sad. It’s OK to not have a “Merry” Christmas or a “Happy” Hanukkah. If your holiday is just “OK” — like I’m hoping for myself — well, that’s OK too.”

As she concluded, the ‘Morning Joe’ host wrote, “This year, I’ll cherish small tokens of my parents, connect with my family, and aim to keep it real, knowing that it’s alright to feel both happy and sad. To everyone feeling similar emotions, I wish everyone an OK holiday, as we all navigate through changes and find our way to new, hopeful futures.”

Internet appreciates Mika Brzezinski for her ‘OK Christmas’ message

After Mika Brzezinski shared the message with her fans, they were quick to respond with gratitude. One fan wrote, “Thanks Mika!! I'm sitting making my to-do list and feeling like I want Christmas to be over. I needed to hear your healing, peaceful message. I wish you an OK holiday too!”

Mika Brzezinski shares an emotional tribute to her mother, Emilie Benes Brzezinski (Instagram/@mikabrzezinski)
Emilie Benes Brzezinski passed away on July 22, 2022  (@mikabrzezinski/Instagram)

“More helpful than you could even imagine. Thank you,” wrote one fan, and another commented, “Thank you! I really needed to hear this. You're great! Merry Christmas.”

Fans continued to pour in love for Brzezinski as one wrote, “Love you, beautiful message,” and another commented, “You're awesome Mika! Happy holidays.”

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