Treat Your Holiday Stress with Laughter

Remember what I said about fun ways to treat stress? I hope one or two of these will make you chuckle and relieve your holiday stress. Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard. – Andy Borowitz ♦♦♦ The principal advantage of the non-parental lifestyle is that on Christmas Eve you need not be struck dumb by the three most terrifying words that the government allows to be printed on any product: “Some assembly required.”” – John Leo ♦♦♦ For Christmas this year, try giving less. Start with less attitude. There’s more than enough of that in the world as it is – and people will usually just give it back anyway!” – Anne Bristow ♦♦♦ The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.” – Joan Rivers ♦♦♦ Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.” -Johnny Carson ♦♦♦ Christmas, here again. Let us raise a loving cup; Peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.” – Wendy Cope ♦♦♦ Christmas sweaters are only acceptable as a cry for help.” -Andy Borowitz ♦♦♦ One good thing about Christmas […]

Quotes in the Spirit of Christmas

My Monday Motivation and Inspiration post today is dedicated to the holiday I celebrate at this time of year. I invite those of you who celebrate other holidays to read these quotes in the spirit of Christmas and feel free to submit quotations about your preferred December holiday in the comments.  Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever. –Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. –Clement Clark Moore, The Night Before Christmas   It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement. –Markus Zusak, The Book Thief     One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books. –J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon […]

Honor Pearl Harbor by Remembering to See

It is 1,190 miles from where I live in Kansas to the Pacific Ocean. Pearl Harbor is 3,895 miles away. Yet, in my small Kansas town, we honor Pearl Harbor. We remember the lives taken and the survivors in a small city park.  It is important to remember the attack, the horror, and most especially it’s important to remember the lives taken and those affected by the attack. Remembering the Killed And Injured Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is a day when we pause to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. We remember and honor the 2403 people who were killed in the attack. Of those killed, 1,177 were from the USS Arizona. There were 49 civilians killed. The youngest victim was three months old. Among the wounded were 1,143 service members and 35 civilians. Remembrance Day Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is not a national holiday. Businesses are still open. People go about their daily lives. But we remember. Flags are flown at half-mast in remembrance. Memorial services are held. Not just at the USS Arizona memorial. Wreaths are laid, stories are shared, speeches are given, and photographs are recirculated. And articles rehash the whys and the […]