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19 November 2012 @ 02:35 am
The Happy Holiday List  
Okay, here goes nothing. I'll cross them off as I tackle them (and probably cross-post to Twitter when I've knocked one off the list). I really think this is going to be good for me, and I need something like this right now. Anyone else feel like getting on board? :)


1. Make a cup of tea and just breathe

2. Send a nice anonymous message to a friend

3. Draw a picture for a friend

4. Start a new hobby

5. Bake something

6. Light an aromatherapy candle or incense when you're exceptionally stressed. Still your mind, breathe.

7. Take a nap

8. Think about what makes you smile when you're feeling stressed or worried

9. Look at yourself in the mirror and compliment yourself

10. Drink coffee -- alone or with a friend

11. Write a haiku

12. Realize everything will be okay

13. Tell someone they look nice today

14. Tell someone you how proud you are of them

15. Put a picture of a smiley face on someone's computer screen or work desk

16. Pay for someone behind you at a drive-thru

17. Make it a point to bring a gift to a doctor, nurse, or someone else in the medical profession.

18. Send a random e-card to a friend for absolutely no reason at all only that you're thinking of them

19. Put on your pjs, pop popcorn, turn out the lights, and watch one of your favorite movies.

20. Find the beauty and grace in the holiday season

21. Take a needy child's request off an Angel Giving Tree and fulfill their fondest holiday wish this year

22. Do something nice for someone who has been supportive and helpful to you

23. On a cold day, buy a hot chocolate or coffee to a Salvation Army bell ringer

24. Bring in treats for co-workers to share

25. Snuggle in bed for 15 minutes every day and read
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Vayshtivayshti on November 19th, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
I like your list :)
Love Lies Bleedingcorellian_sugar on November 19th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
I do, too. And while it would be great to accomplish all of them, I realize that my life is pretty demanding right now. So my goal is to hit as many as possible. If it winds up being all of them, all the better. :)
Vayshtivayshti on November 19th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
A lot of them are immensely doable.
I like the idea of it being an advent calendar - one task a day.
Love Lies Bleedingcorellian_sugar on November 19th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
I will probably not take them in order. In fact, the bell ringers for charity and the Christmas Giving Tree aren't even up. Usually they start both after Thanksgiving. :)
Michelle Lunsford: smile-Ewandm_lunsford on November 19th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
What a delightful idea. You've inspired me to consider making a list like this for myself. It's so easy during the holidays to get bogged down in what has to be done, but you've reminded me that we can still find a moment here and there to be kind and relish in the goodness. May you be blessed and renewed for all your efforts with your own list. :)
Cyndicyndisuesue on November 19th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Forgive me, typing on phone. Love this list!! You are so made of awesome doll.
Dylandylan_dufresne on November 20th, 2012 07:18 am (UTC)
I ♥ this list. I'm feeling inspired to make one of my own. :)