Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #50

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Mental Fung Shui to get you through the holidays

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2.
Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

3. Don't judge people by their relatives.

4. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

5. Say 'God bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

6. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it

8. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

9. Enjoy your family, but don't forget to spend some time alone.

10. Remember the true meaning of Christmas. It's not about how perfect your tree is trimmed, or if the dishes match the towels, etc. It's about celebrating the birth of Christ WITH YOUR FAMILY! Take it easy...relax and enjoy the season.

11. It's more fun to give that receive.

12. Talk slowly but think quickly.

13. Remember it's Merry Christmas, NOT "Happy Holiday" and don't forget that we're not celebrating "X"...spell it out, it doesn't take that much longer to keep Christ in Christmas. ;)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

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2. SandyCarlson
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4. The Pink Flamingo
5. damozel
6. Melanie
7. Matt-Man
8. Working at Home Mom
9. Believer in Balance
10. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls
11. momhuebert
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13. Lori
14. maryt
15. amypalko
16. pussreboots
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19 comments, add yours here:

Nicholas said...

I like #8. Good idea, though sometimes the smile soon fades!

Sandy Carlson said...

Indeed. And whatever you say, say nothing! And whatever it is, send a thank you note! Be the love.

ellen b. said...

Nice. A very MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!

Journeywoman said...

If I know what holiday they celebrate I will wish them a good one. Otherwise Happy Holidays still works for me.

But for you...Merry Christmas, to you and your loved ones.

Happy TT!

Journeywoman

SJ Reidhead said...

#13 - you got that right!

Merry Christmas to you!

The Pink Flamingo
http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

damozel said...

At this time of year, 3 is particularly good advice! But these are all useful reminders for the holiday season....

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MondaythroughSunday said...

Love this list! Merry CHRISTmas!!

Matt-Man said...

Are you related to Mike Huckabee? Cheers Tish!!

Believer in Balance said...

Fantastic list! I agree with them all!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Some important things to remember there! :) Merry Christmas to you!

mom huebert said...

Hmm. Good advice.

Lori said...

What great advise my friend:)#9 is very important and something I forget to do, or cant, on a regular basis. Happy TT!!

the teach said...

tish, some excellent advice to spend a calm serene Christmas! :)
Come visit my other blog for Christmas hugs: http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com

amypalko said...

Number 8 is so true - you really can hear a smile over the phone :-)
Lives Less Ordinary

pussreboots said...

There are more holidays than just Christmas celebrated in December. Happy Holidays. Happy TT.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Very good advice each and every one. Have a great TT and a very Merry Christmas. :)

Imma (Alice) said...

Hey, Girlfriend, that is a great list! I love them all. I think I should copy it and print it out with a couple other 'tips' for making it through Christmas with 'the family'. LOL.

Hugs!!

Happy T13 and Merry Christmas

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8
http://iwasborn2cree8.blogspot.com

PJ said...

I agree that it's more fun to give than receive. Happy TT.

Chrissea said...

Happy Holidays was started for the many religions...
but based on your beliefs, may you have a Merry Christmas!
Oh and don't forget poor New Years.... he's going to feel left out!

Happy TT.