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What would make you happy today?

by Solstice22 on December 23, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

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I see so many people rushing about looking anything but happy. I overhear conversations about family logistics: "we're having breakfast with his parents, I have to bring something...Then we have to drive down the coast to my parents, stop on the way and pick up..." And although I've got all my gifts taken care of, I actually feel pressure to buy something, anything...just because everyone else is...

It is an odd feeling, this Christmas Eve eve feeling. So as I sit here in my cozy apartment, listening to the classical radio station and drinking my coffee, I feel happy already. I realize I don't actually have to DO anything except feel happy!


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