What Is Being Gift Wrapped?

Here we are at the end of the year. It’s time to be holly, jolly, and stuffed with treats all while being socially distant. This is usually the time of year when we start seeing the year end wrap up. List after list on whether we have achieved our goals for the year. Let’s be clear here – this year has been one of the worst for most citizens of the world. Record high job loss, evictions, not to forget how poorly kids are doing in school trying to suffer through 6 hours a day of virtual learning. We are drowning in emotions and have little to no where to process those feelings.

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Holiday Shopping Prep



I was at the dentist not too long ago chatting with the hygienist like I normally do.  [It’s always good to be friendly with everyone you meet, plus your interaction with them will show you what kind of business they are as a whole.  If a receptionist / front desk person is rude it is very unlikely that I will patron that business again.  That always tells me that the owner either doesn’t really care about their customers because they hired someone so rude on their front lines, or the owner doesn’t make sound business decisions and you can expect poor work when you interact with him or her when the time comes.]  The topic of the upcoming holidays came up, which is expected since we are weeks away from Halloween, and then the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas follows shortly after.  She made a comment about how expensive it gets this time of year.  I mentioned about how I put money aside to I won’t go further into debt starting in August and September.  She was amazed that I was so diligent about not over spending or relying on credit cards, how it is something she could never do.  I told her that it was a lot easier than she realized and even putting away a little each week adds up a lot faster than she realized.

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And Away We Go!

Ah, goodbye 2013 and hello 2014.  What does this new year mean for you?  Are you getting married, having a baby, moving, changing careers, going back to school or starting school?  People seem to want to jump into life changing situations as soon as Christmas is over.  Why do we do this?  Why are we adding extra pressure and stress to ourselves just to break these resolutions by the end of February?

I suggest an alternative to these resolutions so you don’t feel at all let down come Valentines Day.  Set more realistic goals for this year.  Set goals that can be met every day, week and month.  Do not hope to lose 40 lbs in a month, aim to lose a healthy pound a week.  Aim to make a new friend each month.  Learn to organize small portions of your home or office so that by next December you will have more accomplishments to be proud of that will last through out the next year.  Change is something humans have a hard time accepting and implementing – but it is not impossible.  It is better to start small, even micro because every success is a success worth celebrating.

Stop being so hard on yourself because you didn’t accomplish _____ by the time you were _____; or you didn’t quit _____ by _____.  It’s not worth it.  You are much more than the numbers on the scale, who you share your lease, mortgage or car note with – you are beautiful inside and out.  This is your time to come into your potential and inspire others to do the same.

Do your best, remain positive and start small.  You will reach great heights.



See you down the path!