Today’s post won’t involve a gift guide or anything material, but it will include a gift that you should give yourself.
I honestly dislike going places during the holidays. I encounter so many rude and nasty people, and not to mention the crazy drivers who think getting a good parking spot at the mall is more important than the safety of those around them. This weekend, I HAD to do some shopping. I hadn’t purchased any presents, and I needed to get a gift for my little brother to give our mom since I would be out of town on Christmas. He had picked out a bracelet, so I went to pay for it. While we were there, my boyfriend suggested we should look at rings so that he could get a feel for what I like. BUT some rude, impatient holiday shopper had other plans. He stood right on top of us and talked and coughed loudly, basically pushing into us. Before we could even get a ring out of the case, it was unbearable, and we paid for the bracelet and left, because I felt myself becoming that ugly holiday shopper. (Seriously, I thought he & I might become stars of next season’s Snapped!)
To calm myself down, I created a list of things that I loved that couldn’t be bought at a store:
- Putting foundation on a freshly moisturized face
- A good cup of peppermint tea
- Being able to write when inspiration strikes
- Finding vibrant colored sticky notes in the office supply room
- When the little boy that I babysit giggles
- A compliment – extra points when it doesn’t involve appearances
- The adrenaline of post-event tear down
- A good hair day
- Francis attacking me every time I come home
- A heart-felt note
Today, I challenge you to do the same – make a list of things that make you happy. And when you’re having a bad day and seconds away from becoming that horrible holiday shopper, pull out your list.
I would love to see what makes you happy, so feel free to leave it in the comments or use this as inspiration for your own post.
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