Saturday, December 20, 2008

Things to Do During the Holidays

  • Turn off economic news through the end of the year, and maybe into 2009. Things won’t change based on whether you’re completely informed on interest rates and bailouts.

  • Search for a long lost friend via the internet and contact them. Let them know you’ve missed them.

  • Find 5 minutes in your hectic day. Stop and pray in thanksgiving and for help.

  • If you can’t find 5 minutes to pray, do it while you’re doing something else.

  • Ask people, “What’s a good thing that’s happened to you today?” Genuinely listen to what they have to say.

  • Have dinner by candlelight with someone you love. It doesn’t have to be fancy; even fast food is better by candlelight.

  • Let yourself off the hook and simply don’t do something you’re agonizing about doing. You’ll survive.

  • Take some of the time you saved and do something nice and unexpected for someone else. They’ll love it.

  • Work to be more understanding than you typically would be.

  • Tell someone you’re sorry for what you’ve done.

  • Inspire someone with your words or actions. Or at least tell them everything will be okay.

  • Get home for the holidays.

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