You Want Me to Do What???

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As I already mentioned last week – I LOVE the holiday season!

Cooking!  Decorating!!  Shopping!!!  I enjoy every single part of it.  At times, it feels like you can barely catch your breath.  So, what I’m about to tell you next may not make any sense…

Find some time this holiday season and try something new!

Yes, that’s right.  I’m challenging you to STOP, take a break, don’t worry about everything and everyone else, and find some time for a little fun.  Carve out a few minutes to enjoy a little laughter. 

Every year I promise myself that I will try one new thing during the holidays.  This year, it was Caroling at the Cave in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.  It’s an actual cavern that you can tour year-round, and during the holidays they feature a women’s acapella group.  With the cave glowing with candlelight and the beautiful voices echoing holiday tunes, I felt like I had been transported to Europe.  It was quite magical.  There was even an appearance by Santa Claus at the close of the program.

It appears as though Caroling at the Cave is quite popular and you can find these events in a number of different places.  Check it out – Google it – and see if there is a Cave Caroling close to you.  And if this doesn’t tickle your fancy, find something else that does.  The point is to take a “time out” from all the holiday craziness and find something that makes your heart smile.

And please, share your experience with us.  We just may be able to add a few new things to our list for next year’s season.

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The Sights and Sounds of the Holidays

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I LOVE the holiday season. There are certain smells, sights and tastes that you can only experience this time of year.  Let’s see – there’s eggnog lattes, decorated trees, gingerbread cookies baking in the oven, and so much more.

I spent the last few days in Chicago and it made me realize that I really enjoy the hustle and bustle – it gives me a natural high. Everywhere I look, there are lights twinkling, fabulous decorations, and people laughing.  It brings back so many special memories.

When I was a kid, my Dad used to dress up as Santa Clause. We lived in a very small house on the south side of Chicago, and one year I was sitting on a chair in the kitchen.  There was a knock on the window, and on the other side was Santa peering in, looking straight at me.  I jumped so high I almost hit the ceiling.

And isn’t that the most fun of all – bringing joy into the lives of others. Creating smiles and memories that will last a lifetime.

What memories do you have of the holidays – either the ones you experienced years ago or the ones you are experiencing right now – this year.  Share them with us and share a smile.  I would love to hear from you.

My wish for you is that you find all the love and joy your heart can hold during this special time of the year.

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You Want Me To Do What???

The holiday season is upon us. In full blast!

The holiday season is upon us.  In full blast!

Cooking!  Decorating!!  Shopping!!!  You barely have time to catch your breath.  So what I’m about to tell you may not make any sense…

Find some time this holiday season to try something new!

Yes, that’s right.  I’m challenging you to STOP, take a breath, and quit worrying about everything and everyone else.   Find some time for a little fun.  Carve out a few minutes to enjoy a little laughter.

Every year I promise myself that I will try one new thing during the holidays.  This year, it was riding the Polar Express.

Remember that kid’s movie?

Well, there are several places that have now recreated that experience both for kids and for the young at heart (that’s adults who still act like kids from time to time).

My Polar Express experience happened to be out of the St. Louis Union Station, and what a hoot!  We actually rode on a real train – it came with a conductor, elves, and Santa himself.  We sang Christmas carols at the top of our lungs, and for one hour, I was definitely a kid again.

Check it out – Google it – and see if there is a Polar Express close to you.  And if this doesn’t tickle your fancy, find something else that does.  The point is to take a “time out” from all the holiday craziness and find something that makes your heart smile.

And please, share your experience with us.  We just may be able to add a few new things to our own list for next year’s holiday season.

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