As I mentioned in my very first post, I am going to be trying out all the happiness-inducing tips or suggestions that you would find in magazine articles, newspapers, blog articles, etc. and then write about my experiences with them. You’ve run across these articles from time to time and so you know what I’m talking about. But before I sit myself in front of the Google pond and throw out my line to catch my first piece of advice, I am going to just make one up and write about it – you know, as kind of a practice round. Because it is the season, I figured I would make my first happiness-inducing step related to Christmas. What I am going to do is…stop and smell the Christmas roses.
What do I mean by that? Well, I am going to take some time each day to do something, watch something, hear something, related to Christmas. In other words, I am not going to let the Christmas season go by without taking time to enjoy it. I am not going to take down the Christmas tree with regret wishing I had done a little more to get into the spirit of the season, that I had watched…..hold on, the gate outside my house is open and squeaking as the wind blows it back and forth. I don’t mind it, but it’s probably driving my neighbors crazy. Give me a second………………………………….all right that’s better. What was I talking about? Oh yes, I do not want to regret not doing the little things that make Christmas memorable such as sitting down with my kids to watch a Christmas special, walking around the neighborhood looking at decorations and other such things. So, during the Rose Parade on New Years Day, I will stop to ask myself…did I smell the Christmas roses?