I've had a hard time getting in the spirit this year. It took me 5 days to finish decorating my tree. It's not even that special, just a few ornaments and beads.
Before posting yesterday I literally had the weight of the world on my shoulders but after writing it and reading it, and re-reading it I began to reassess my attitude.
I decided to take my own advice.
I was especially nice to everyone yesterday, even though it took over 2 hours for me to run 30 minutes worth of errands. Even though I was cut off in traffic multiple times. Even though I was charged the wrong price and had to stand in yet another line to receive my refund. Even though our dart hosts weren't very welcoming.
It occurred to me that these people might have the weight of the world on their shoulders. So I gave them a smile and continued on.
Then I got home and had a package at my front door. You know nothing makes me happier than getting something good in the mail. To find something great in a stack of bills puts a smile on my face. It makes me forget all about my electric bill - temporarily. I look forward to checking my mail every day knowing I might have a magazine or free sample waiting on me. Yes, I'm one of THOSE people.
I'd like to share some of that joy with you all. In the form of a Christmas card. If you would like me to send you one please email your address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's a little Christmas cheer from me to you AND you get to see my messy handwriting. What could be better than that?!
BTW be on the lookout next week for a GIVEAWAY. My very first GIVEAWAY. I'm not saying what it will be, mainly cause I'm still deciding, but hopefully you'll drop in to find out.