“Best of wishes for your merry Christmases
and your happy New Years,
your long lives and your true prosperities.” _Charles Dickens
Christmas Gifts to give yourself:
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
Memorize your favorite poem.
Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have, or loaf all you want.
When you say, “I love you,” mean it.
When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.
Believe in love at first sight.
Love deeply and passionately. You may get hurt, but it’s the only way to live life completely.
Don’t judge people by their relatives, or by the life they were born into.
Call your mother.
Say, “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
Spend some time alone.
Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Read more books. Television is no substitute.
Trust in God but lock your car.
Do all you can to create a tranquil, harmonious home.
Pray or meditate. There’s immeasurable power in it.
Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
Mind your own business.
Go someplace you’ve never been before.
If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Live with the knowledge that your character is your destiny.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.