December 2016 Original Standard Holiday Box Review – Tiffany Marascio Planners4Kids

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December 2016 Original Standard Holiday Box

 

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December 2016 Original Standard Holiday Box Review – This Box Rocks

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December Make Up Your Mind Day

You’ve just spent a year doing whatever it is that you do. Are you happy? Are you doing what you want to do? Is your relationship where you want it to be? Are there still choices you can make? Of course there are, you just need to decide to make them.

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If your job is not the job you want, then change it. If you aren’t happy doing what you are doing you will be doing yourself, and probably your employer a great service by changing. No one succeeds doing things they don’t like doing. If you find your calling it won’t even seem like work, it will be more a joy. Yes money is important, but as the old saying goes… it’s also the root of all evil. It doesn’t mean you or your family have to suffer, it means make a plan to get yourself into something that is worth while to you. Pick out something attainable and then work your way towards it.

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If your relationship is not where you want it to be, work on it to make it right. Sometimes the littlest of changes will take it where you want it to go. People normally treat others the way they want to be treated. By example, if they offer you a back rub read it that they would like the same in return. People rarely choose for others what they would not choose for themselves. Seeing things for what they are can be more important than standing your ground because you think you are right. Is it more important to you to win a battle and lose a war?

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They say change is always for the better. I’m not sure I buy that one, perhaps it would be better said slight change is always for the better. That often means changing yourself, not trying to change others. Change the way you look at things, the way you accomplish getting to the end, ask yourself how others see something before you take the final look yourself. If major change is required, then do it but make sure you know what you are giving up in order to gain what you hope to change.

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The key to everything is being decisive. Don’t commit 50% to anything unless you are only looking to get 50% back. It means that you are equally okay with failing as you are with succeeding. And never look back, you can’t change the past, living in the past does nothing for you or anyone around you. There are many things in life I wish would have worked out different but they all led me to where I am now and that is a reality I have to deal with, so do you. It is far better to take one step forward instead of looking over you shoulder at what is behind you.

How to celebrate – With the New Year just around the corner, make a list of things you want to accomplish in the new year and accomplish them one step at a time. Learn to do something new. Whether it is dancing, drawing or writing it doesn’t matter, show yourself you are till capable of doing things you never thought you could. Make new friends. Don;t forget the old ones but expand your horizon as you look to make things better for yourself, and those around you.

December 30th Bacon Day

If you love meat, you love bacon! Of course it is really bad for you but who can resist it, provided you are not a vegetarian. It comes on sandwiches, ice cream, candy and just about anything you can think of. What was once a breakfast meat has become an any time treat!

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Bacon was known to be in use during the days of the Roman Empire. It was called ‘Petaso’ but was probably only available to the wealthy. For years, no one in the world would eat pork because they thought it was unhealthy. Well it was, but not for the reasons they thought. No one knew how to prepare it and botulism ran amuck. By the Middle Ages though, bacon had become a normal part of the meal, still probably more for the wealthy than the peasant but it’s use began to grow. The English called it “Bacoun”.

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In France they call it “Bako”, Germany “Bakko” and in old Teutonic it was known as “Backe”. Whatever they call it you will know by the scent that it’s cooking. I even know a lot of people who love the smell even though they are vegan.

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It has become such a part of our everyday now that we expect it to be available for anything, any time we choose. Breakfast, lunch, dinner even as a snack. We put bacon on pizza, spaghetti and even apples.

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And why not. It goes with just about anything!

How to celebrate – Make bacon for every meal today. Invent your own bacon dish. Try bacon on something you’ve never tried it with before.

December 29th Tick Tock Dy

Every year we regret the things we should have done, or could have done, but never seem to get around to. Well, you have 2 days left in the year, a chance to finish something you meant to do.

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Doesn’t really matter what it is, maybe something as simple as sewing buttons on shirts that are missing them. You’ll feel a lot better about yourself and actually get something done that needs to be done at the same time.

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Or maybe it’s a little more complicated like painting the house. You can still get it done though you might need a little help. In this case not only will you feel better but your neighbors will as well as you accomplish something before year’s end and make the entire neighborhood look better while doing it!

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Maybe you’d like to learn to dance. It will take you more than 2 days but getting started is more than half the battle! You might even find you enjoy doing something you never knew how to do before.

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And then there’s always giving the dog a bath. This is more often than not a difficult thing to do, but think how much better both of you will feel. Your dog will eventually get over it, and if they are like most dogs, they will enjoy even more the ability to get dirty all over again.

How to celebrate – Find something you wanted to accomplish before 2017 gets here. Make sure it’s something realistic you can get done though – nothing like rule the world of fly to the moon. Help someone else accomplish something on their bucket list for the year. Take before and after pictures so you’ll have something to remember your accomplishment by.