I'm so thankful I got all of my Christmas shopping finished ahead of time. The 1 thing I haven't done is buy some Christmas cards. Usually, I've done them already and sent them out but not this year. I'll try to find some tomorrow. I did, however, write my Christmas letter. So, I need to see if I have enough letter paper too. Stamps, I have. Again, thankfully. I'd hate to have to go into the post office at this time.
If you're still thinking about what to get some of your clan, I might have some ideas for you.
1) for the cook or king/queen Bar-B-Q'er, how's about a 4 pack of Buck & Judy's Dang Rubs. www.dangrubs.com They're fresh and all but #9 are salt free and it only has a small bit in it, so they're healthy as well. With this for my niece I gave the gift of meat too, but these work beautifully on veggies and soups too.
2) for the person bordering on changing their health & well-being, or just needing some inspiration, Barbara Appelbaum's book Live in Wellness Now, Check it out at www.appelbaumwellness.com
3) for the person a little afraid of going to a gym, a bank of sessions with a Personal Trainer, Me for instance! Or someone in your area. Or a gym membership for a gym rat.
Remember, our health is something we should never take for granted.
Try to stay sane through these holidays and please, please, please be on the lookout for anyone you know who might be having a rough patch, as they say, and give them some extra attention maybe. It doesn't take much, remember it's a time of giving and not all giving is money related. Time can be a huge gift to a person. Hmmmmmmmmmm, maybe I should take my own advice here in regards to my mom. Ooohhhhh, a little self-reflection just happened.
Please be patient with one another. This season, which is supposed to be a time for peace and hope, sometimes becomes a time of despair, envy and greed. Sometimes the real meaning of these holidays gets lost in the shuffle to get the best deal. All of the major religions celebrate a major time now, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Christmas, I'm not sure about Buddhism, whether or not the actual event took place at this time or not, it's when it's celebrated. Look into your hearts and look into the hearts of others, you'll find the realness there.
Bring the New Year in Healthy and you'll probably bring it in happy too. Keep your regular workouts going
I'll be posting when I get back, this is a non-working vacation for me. Workouts, yes, work, NO!