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Username Post: Feeling good        (Topic#329386)
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12-23-13 06:53 PM - Post#4091288    

This year I paired down Christmas in that I didn't make cookies or rush around to get a gift for everyone I am "supposed" to get gift for (mailman, newspaper person, bus driver etc..) I think it was just getting out of hand. Instead, I concentrated on who in my life were the most important and I made an effort to either get a gift for them or visit with them. Sometimes the gift of time is more precious then anyone realizes.

I wrapped all my gifts between last night and today, and finished mailing the last of my cards today. (I had to re-order them since I needed more! Won't be happening again next year!!) Tomorrow I have to do some cleaning, make my sauce, manicotti shells and then make the manicotti, as well as make some cookies and or breads for some neighbors. (and if I don't get to the baking-no big deal!!)

I am feeling good about Christmas for the first time in years!! For years my therapist has been telling me to let go of the "shoulds" and I just couldn't do it. Who knew it could feel this good!!

Gramma - Claudia 
SJ Eloquent One
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Gramma - Claudia
Reg: 06-23-03

12-23-13 07:05 PM - Post#4091292    
    In response to Nora

It does feel wonderful doesn't it? Who knew that being reasonable with ourselves could be so good?

Have a wonderful Holiday

SJ Diva
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Reg: 07-06-08

12-23-13 10:20 PM - Post#4091296    
    In response to Gramma - Claudia

Good on you Nora, this is what I hope to learn to do this year.

SJ Queen of the Crop
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Reg: 08-13-07

12-23-13 11:52 PM - Post#4091300    
    In response to Westerngirl

good for you! I love the no-stress happy go lucky holidays!

SJ Queen of the Crop
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12-24-13 12:18 PM - Post#4091312    
    In response to gingersfavorite

SJ Diva
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12-24-13 05:39 PM - Post#4091332    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Great job, Nora! I was able to let a few things go too, and I found some "cheats" for some of the others. It sure does help! I'm sure I would have totally lost my mind otherwise!

3 Little Ladies 
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3 Little Ladies
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12-25-13 11:53 AM - Post#4091348    
    In response to WorkingMommy

That's great! Holidays should be a blessing, not a burden.

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