Dose of Donna
As I fast forward to the end of this new year, the Dose ponders the following questions:
Will I be a better person than who I was on 31 December 2013?
Will I have allowed new people and relationships to come into my life this year?
Will I have added value to the world throughout the year?
Will I have touched someone’s life?
Will I have exercised my life’s purpose and passions to the fullest?
Will I have stopped bad habits and started better ones?
Will I have been more spontaneous or will I have continued to come up with excuses?
Will I have handled adversity well and been able to see the silver lining?
Will I have remembered to take my own advice, which I so frequently and freely give to others?
Will new opportunities have come my way… and, more importantly, will I have been open to such?
These questions the Dose can only answer with one thought: Only if I want. And I want!
The sum total of 2014 will reflect the choices you make along the year…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… festivities, family, and friends. Translation: we will be with people more times this season than any other time of the year.
With people come love, laughs, and conflict. Running and hiding may be one way to handle those we struggle with, but not so for the Dose. I’m facing these people head on, with my three-point plan… here’s how it works:
Show love. We’ve all heard that kindness is contagious. And the Dose can take that a step further: showing love towards another human being deters bad behavior. But should bad words be spoken or bad deeds occur… do not respond, do not retaliate – love more!
Meet them where they’re at. Accept people for who they are and for how they act. Holidays are not the time to expect people to change their ways, demeanor, or habits to suit your likes!
Get over yourself: Of all the times of the year, this is the time to think less about yourself and more about others! Yes. It. Is. Remember – it the season of giving!
Holiday Happiness… it’s not only in the movies or on the pages of a book… it’s real and all up to me you us!
Stop… allow a car to get ahead of you instead of forging forward only to be met by a red light.
Stop hogging the virtual microphone and hand it to someone wanting to share their voice.
Stop hoarding the goods… share.
Stop clique formation; embrace all.
Stop being a drain; let others draw from you.
Stop pushing; instead pull a “door” open for someone.
Stop putting your hands in your pockets; set them free to be of use… to others.
Stop thinking – for a moment – of your needs; instead do for one in need.
In this season of thanks and giving… stop taking, start giving.
For what you are thankful for… give!