It's Christmas. Are You A Tired Angel?
I was talking to a woman today who told me she'd decided to break up with her boyfriend and was going to call him right away and tell him.
My advice - - I wouldn't make any decision or do anything from now until after Christmas, because of the emotional energy. Let's face it, it's a season of extremes.
We're all either:
-- frazzled or numb;
-- frantically busy or have given up and are sitting and staring;
-- overjoyed or overgrieved;
-- eating everything in sight, or refusing to eat anything in a desperate attempt to stem the tide;
-- being Father Christmas, or Scrooge;
-- hemorrhaging money or have put a tourniquet on it and won't spend a cent;
-- working overtime (churches, therapists, physicians, jewelers and retailers, airport personnel, florists) or have nothing to do (most attorneys, dentists, weight loss clinics, car dealers, and those who do elective surgery);
-- sick, or taking care of someone who's sick;
-- feel like you have "too many" people in your life, or like you're "totally alone"
In other words, it's the rare person who's coasting along and "stable". The majority of us are a bit strung out and it's no time to decide whether to marry him or not, or what to do about your career or your mother-in-law.
As one wise and over-worked young man told me, "I have planned a Christmas guaranteed to please no one," when in fact, like most of us, he was pleasing some people some of the time, including himself, and ... doing the best he can under the circumstances.
We are all doing the best we can under the circumstances, even when clearly are not.
Most of us in the US are also coping with a rising level of dissension re: "Christmas" and "the holidays" that makes whatever this season is to you far from the "peace and joy" it's supposed to be, which is sad.
And, it's that time of year when you long for home, even when you're home ... if you know what I mean. Just a very emotional time - - whether you're dealing with it by expressing it or stuffing it down and trying to ignore it (in which case you're likely to get a big backlash!)
So, please take a moment to enjoy this wonderful card from Jacquie Lawson: http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcardm.asp?token=a8f5c598e76b708c1e9c51c3bb9ff8314858&hist=GB30869307 and STEP LIGHTLY!
The music playing is Tchaikovsky's beautiful Dance of the Merlitons (penny whistles) from "The Nutcracker Suite" which many of us have enjoyed or will, as part of the Christmas season, and we've been studying this in Club Vivo Per Lei.
If you live for music, join our Club Vivo Per Lei / I Live for Music! ( http://www.susandunn.cc/vivoperlei.htm ) Music can be wonderfully therapeutic with many proven health benefits. It goes straight to the pleasure center, and for many people is the truest form of joy and relaxation.
It?s equally important to guard your health. Please bolster your immune system against the ravages of December, January and February, which brings flu, viruses, bacterial infections such as pneumonia, and SAD - - seasonal affective disorder and depression. We eat wrong, do too much, stress out, try and fend off allergies, don't get enough sunlight, forget to exercise and miss our outdoor sports (in the northern hemisphere), and are around other people and their germs!
(Did you know that the telephone in your office, or your desk or anyone else's, has more germs per sq. inch than the toilet in the office restroom??) (cite: Clorox study)
Products such as Arbonne?s DefenseBuilder and Get Well Soon Dietary Supplement ( http://susandunn.myarbonne.com ), scientifically proven to nutritionally support your immune system, are essential. Particularly important if you're vulnerable - old, young, chronically ill, depressed, stressed, or around sick people.
Your immune system is your FIRST line of defense against bacteria, and your ONLY line of defense against viruses, like flu and bird flu. Ask your doctor.
Get your rest, tired angel, and where others are concerned, step lightly!
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