I did it.
Christmas is 3 days away and my “stress-free holiday” plan is working!
Being thankful, staying optimistic, clearing out the clutter in my life and making room for what’s most important has had a profound impact on my well-being this year.
The washing machine has been dying a slow death for months. It finally screeched to a halt last night. Freaked out? Not in the least. Not an issue because I’m done wrapping, baking, shopping etc. and I can easily handle picking out a new one on my lunch hour today.
Budget a problem? No, not really, and mostly because I didn’t host a huge party this year (accompanied by huge expense). I had blogged about my wish list here http://emjayandthem.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/my-wish-list/ and I just realized last night everything I was hoping for is coming to fruition.
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My wish is that anyone reading this will see the promise of what is Christmas.
When possible, forgive.
When not, give yourself permission to step away.
When you can help, do so.
Choose words carefully.
Refrain from criticism.
Pick up the phone and call an elderly relative.
Do something nice for someone else just because you can.
Mix it up.
Stop the schedule. Slow down.