Making Happy Holidays

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 by Travis Cody in

The artist Brian Andreas wrote, "Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life."

I think that means that once you have defined what is important in your life, you'll also discover that you have less clutter in your life.  That will lead to less disorganization, less frustration in not getting "stuff" done, less aggravation at other people who have different priorities, a shorter "to do" list, and more fun.

We all have the inside track on understanding the things that are important to us.  What is important to you may not mean a thing to me, and the reverse.  If it's important to you to take everything commercial out of your holiday experience, then go for it.  If it's important to you to experience a commercial holiday in all its Griswold glory, then go for that.

Chances are, your idea of the best holiday season for you is somewhere in between that spectrum.  Find it, nurture it, and enjoy it.

My point is, don't spend your holiday season lamenting the things that you don't want in your holiday.  Nobody has the one true best way for every person.  Ignore the things that displease you about the season so you can focus on enjoying the things you love. 

Pam and I wish you all the best things for you.  We'll be enjoying all the best things for us.

Joyous Yule to you all.


  1. Akelamalu says:

    Wise words Trav! All the best to you and Pam. x

  1. I think part of my problem is that "work" isn't all that personally important but is ultimately important for being able to eat and take care of my family. :)

  1. I always say that people make time for what's important to them. I know that I certainly do!

    Have a lovely day, Trav!

  1. Well said, Travis. I'm wishing you and Pam a lovely day.

  1. Jean(ie) says:

    Big hugs your way... have the best holiday season -- your way! :-)

  1. Jeff B says:

    That's a good message. It's easy to get into the trap of "my way is the right way".