Hey, it's December already? Where did the year go? I had plans for this year.....big plans....do you think I still have time to lose that 25 lbs., learn a second language and earn an extra $100,000? Oh, darn. Maybe, next year?
I don't know about you all, but every year I make big plans for my year in January and December is the month that I feel "the clock ticking". Okay, so I don't make ALL my goals but I do reach a good portion of them.
I learned long ago not to stress about the "unused" portion of my goal list, because they can be recycled onto next year's list, and focus on the wonder and fun of the month at hand.
I also know that when I make next years list in January, some of those goals won't seem as important and it will be okay to rid myself of a few of them. However, why not just ENJOY December and all of the FUN it can hold for you and your family.
I guarantee you that your family will love you the same, with or without those extra twenty-five pounds, and who cares if you have yet learned to Salsa dance and speak Hungarian? Unless, you are married to a skinny Hungarian Salsa dancer, I don't see the problem. Don't stress over the "have nots" this year, but pour joy over the things and people that you have in your life. If you really feel you need help to handle stresss, consider natural alternatives, such as herbal extracts of Valerian, Kava Kava or stress formulated herbs & vitamin supplements.
Remember, the holidays are not for showing off....they are for showing up! Also, keep your sense of humor.
I can't think of a time when a sense of humor is needed more than the holidays. Long lines, traffic, weak bank accounts, strange relatives, weird gifts, weird relatives.....oh my, this list can go on.
Luckily, there are plenty of funny movies for the holidays. I LOVE watching holiday comedies, my favorites are "The Preacher's Wife" (the remake with Denzel) and "Home Alone" (the original).
It makes me chuckle when I see people walk around and wear funny sweaters, Santa hats, and reindeer antlers on their heads.
Have FUN this holiday and by the way ...what did Santa say to the reindeer? I don't know. I don't speak reindeer.
Sorry, I couldn't resist. Happy Holidays!!