The season of FUN is approaching! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. Don’t you just feel excited thinking about it? I mean, there’s lots of food to cook, crowds of people coming to your house, or crowds of people at the airport with you, children to keep happy, gifts to buy, parties to attend, weight to not be gained, the fun possibilities are endless!
OK, in all seriousness, I know that the holidays end up being a lot of work, and often there is more disappointment than real joy. So how can we enjoy the next two months? Mr. Met has some solid advice: Smile!
I know that smiling can be difficult, but it is a choice. Even if it’s just a wee little smirk, or an upturned corner, let it happen. When you feel a smile, stop what you’re doing and let it bloom. Really experience that smile. Visit a funny website, or watch a funny TV show. Make it a point to hang out with the friends you know will make you laugh. If you think smiling isn’t possible, stay tuned: over the next few weeks we’ll have advice on how to make those smiles genuine.