Is anyone at your house getting snippy? Are you feeling a bit bah humbug? Try these
tips reminders and random suggestions that work for me, to get through the holidays with your sanity intact!
A is for absolutely yes. If it’s not an absolutely yes then don’t buy it, do it, say it, think it or put it back in the drawer.
B is for be yourself. Beyoncé is already taken. So is Martha. So is James Bond.
B is also for Bollinger champagne.
C is for communicate clearly, compliment others and be creative…(curious also works). Remember you cannot control how other people react.
D is for being decisive. Decide not to go overboard. Do less.
Or… be Delightful.
E is for being eager to enjoy this time of the year. Enthusiastic and Enjoy also work. BTW, emotions are contagious.
Bonus: Eat lots of salad during these 2 weeks!
F is for fun, which can mean escaping to read a book.
G is for gratitude and generosity.
H is for happy, even if it’s a quiet sort of happiness. You do not have to like the song “Happy.”
I is for the infinite possibilities; you never know what is possible for you. Ian Fleming failed at several careers before writing his first novel, Casino Royale, on his honeymoon in 1952.
J is for Jamaica. I hear it’s nice there. I like saying the word, “Jamaica.”
K is for keep moving forward. Also Kindles are very nice.
L is for love your life, even the Run-on Sentences in your life –they never know what you’re thinking. Actually you can interrupt them — they won’t be offended.
M is for Mariachi bands. I love when they show up at a party.
N is for saying “no” nicely… or a nap.
O is for the obstacles that are totally normal and that bring out the best in you. It’s also for Obsession; I’m obsessed with serving this community, global culture, Ian Fleming and hip hop dancing. What are your obsessions?
P is for permission. Give people permission not to agree with you.
Prosecco is also nice at this time of the year.
Queen is for being queen of your domain. Or King.
R is for remarkable, which describes you.
Ridiculous is a favorite word of mine. Better to be ridiculous than boring, I think Coco Chanel said that.
And for heaven’s sake, get some REST. (You know you work amazingly hard!)
S is for simplify or score.
T is for thankfulness for iPhones, Prosecco, Manchego, Macaroon Boutique (on John St.), living in Charleston… and many other things.
Be aware of those people who trigger nasty reactions from you or feelings in you.
U is for your being unique. Uniqlo is delightful for shopping.
V is for variety. Try something different this year. (Think clothes, food, communication style.)
W is for the wealth that you create. AKA “making bank.”
X is marks the spot when you’re getting cranky. Go take a nap!
Y is for you. You are here for a reason.
Z is for zest in life. Also lemon zest is delicious.
Have a fabulous holiday. Be ridiculous at least once. Be your brilliant self! xo