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Christmas Gift for Me

Thursday, December 01, 2011

December is here! I love everything about the Christmas season. We already have two Christmas trees up and decorated, one more to go. Family, friends, food and a quiet spirit of peace, what's not to like? The excess, of course. Spending money impulsively and eating way more than necessary...these are the two things that cast a shadow over my celebrations in the past.

Luckily I managed to corral the reasons I over-spent in the past and now can enjoy buying or making gifts for friends and loved ones within budget. My whole family is focused on simply enjoying special times together, reveling in love and laughter instead of extravagant gifts.

Maybe this year I can find a way to chase the other ghost of Christmas away. I know this isn't the time to fool myself by saying I'm going to start a new diet or a serious fitness program. All that does is set me up for disappointment. But maybe I can make one good-for-me decision each day and let that positive choice replace the bad habits of the past.

It's December 1st...maybe this is the Christmas I give myself the best gift ever.

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    emoticon attitude and blog. I know that you can make one good decision a day and stick to it!!
    3372 days ago
    Wow, Cindy! What a GREAT IDEA! emoticon
    3373 days ago
    Great idea to set a small goal of ONE good decision a day. I printed off the December spark calendar to help me with that. Feeling good about ourselves and looking at the positive side definitely helps keep us on track!
    3373 days ago
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