Holiday Happiness

20 Dec

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Be happy. It’s like totally easy, right? My friend Erin at Art Social hosts a Be Happy link up every Thursday. So I write about happy and link up to her and so do other peeps out there trying to figure out what the heck happy is and where to find it.

Erin’ s finding happiness in full-time blogging, how lucky and brave! Aren’t we all looking for happiness and intention in our jobs and personal lives? I think there is a special brand of happiness this time of year, but sometimes it’s less simple to keep that in mind.

I wanted to do this right before we launch into full Christmas mode (Holiday mode if Christmas ain’t your thing. Christmas is my thing). Maybe Christmas is an obvious time to be happy, but sometimes it’s extra hard.

There are so many plans and friends to squeeze into a short time. The logistics are overwhelming, but you know what? We’re all together, so who cares where we are or if the drink specials are awesome.

I don’t know about you, but my family gets wrapped up int the holiday hustle. We are going 100 mph to get everything wrapped and loaded in the ole minivan. Cookies need to be baked, salads tossed and cards sent. There are a million things on the list.

We get worked up getting it done. This year, I want to focus more on the happy part of Christmas. More smiling, less worrying.  Singing instead of nagging. A relaxed approach to the overwhelming.

Since we’re all out of the house, this is one of the few times just the five of us can be together, like the olden days (1994-2007).

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So lets sit around in jammies singing to Garth Brooks Beyond the Season. We’re going to be late to mass, so don’t freak out. Enjoy the company, read an extra book and remember the two things Christmas is all about: Baby Jesus and fudge.

I’m only happy when I decide to be happy. It’s decided. Cheers.

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One Response to “Holiday Happiness”

  1. smwhitney December 20, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Here’s Erin’s link up this Thursday!
    http://www.artsocialonline.com/2012/12/20/its-up-to-you/

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