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Holidays Can Be Tough...Change Your Paradyme


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Holidays can be an emotional landmine for a lot of people. Acknowledge your feelings, but stand in that ocean of emotions without moving, and you値l drown. Analyze and change the situation. Use the lessons from the past to live better and move on. You can even change how you look at the past by changing your paradyme. The more you focus on the positives, use humor, and learn to find ways to be a better person, the more positive your attitude and the happier you値l be.

It always comes back to choicejust remember, not doing anything, is a choice too. And when it comes to family get togethers...some people never grow up and they know your buttons. Wear your mental bulletproof vest, and let the barbs bounce off.
- Submitted by SHERYLDS 12/13/2010 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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KMICHA 12/13/2010 5:58:00 AM

    Very true! A great reminder, Thanks. Holidays can be a stressful time. . . . especially when your hubby decides to do a major remodel of the house a week before Thanksgiving . . . One that involves taking the kitchen down to the studs, moving and rebuilding a bathroom, and the den! Kitchen will be completed sometime in January. Oh, did I mention company is coming for Christmas? LOL!!! emoticon
STRINGI719 12/13/2010 12:19:00 PM

    I am much calmer this year because I am focused on what Christmas is truly about - CHRIST - and not all the other garbage we've weighted it down with!
NEVADASUE 12/13/2010 10:34:00 AM

    this is ok

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