Sunday, December 23, 2012

{guest blogger} holiday snark

Hi there! I'm Heather, a guest blogger for Mandi while she's taking a technology break for the holidays. Hope you guys enjoy!


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What is it about the holidays that makes people so angry and snarky? I mean, I get it, it can be a super tough time of year. Remembering lost family members, the financial strain of it all. Believe me, I've spent much of the morning figuring out the cost of the gifts I still need to buy, and adding in a 6 month car insurance payment (due on Christmas eve, who decided that??) and HOA fees.

But isn't there something about the lights on the houses and sweet songs on the radio that make you want to smile? I miss Christmas as a kid, when the whole world seemed to slow down, and the season lasted forever. I was shocked when I got into high school and realized the break from school was only 2 weeks.

I guess with the invention of FaceBook and Twitter, it gives everyone a chance to get their complaints out to the masses, so it seems like everyone is unhappy. Between the “War on Christmas” and the fiscal cliff, I can't help but feel let down by people who aren't in the spirit. Which seems like everyone.

However, I've got a solution! Just be sweet to someone. Someone you don't know. Talk up the cashier at Target. Buy coffee for the person behind you in line at Starbucks. Settle a grudge with someone by sending a holiday card. You'll feel better and they'll feel better. You'll be shocked how the tiny things will up your mood. Lets be honest, so much of the rest of the year sucks (like Houston summers!), don't let the holiday season fall into that category.

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Heather Says lives in the Houston 'burbs and is a hula hoop dance instructor, blogger, crafter, and listener of 80's pop music. You can find her at www.hoopcubed.com and www.unlikelyoilfieldwife.com

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