Is this the year of no cards?
Being that it is the season of giving and the time of the year for reflection there has been some discussion about holiday cards. I can tell you that I will continue to mail Christmas cards. I don’t send as many as I once did but that is because I no longer am interested in appearances nor do I keep people in my life that are not healthy. What I mean by that is I have edited my “friends” list. For example, I used to have people who I worked with but was not friendly with. We had nothing in common except for our employment. Some of them were chronic complainers. You probably have a few of these people you know the “Never happy with their life,” “someone owes me,” or the “let me tell you what she or he did” gossipers. I don’t have time for that.
I most certainly don’t have it all but I am very happy with what I have. I choose to look at the glass as half full.
Don’t get me wrong I am always available to lend an ear and I don’t dump people just because they are having a bad stretch. I distance myself from people who are just not healthy for my mental state and you can too.
Sometimes you just have to clean out the emotional clutter. Let go of the baggage you have been carrying around. You will feel better about it.
The older I get the faster time goes by. Today I am putting up the Christmas decorations and preparing to send out my Christmas cards. So now that you have limited the number of holiday cards you will be sending what do you do with the ones you receive? Do you keep them forever, recycle them or toss them?
Do you enjoy getting an electronic card or message as much as a piece of mail?
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