Retail sales, festivals, television specials, we are fascinated with the concept of “Christmas in July”. Why? Is it because the hot, sticky weather in the South feels like we are swimming in a cup of hot cocoa? Or is it because the hot, dry temperatures in the West feel like we are baking in an oven with cookies? Do warm temperatures induce lethargic day dreams of cooler temperature celebrations?
At Christmas-time we send tidings of peace, joy, and goodwill. Opportunity abounds to create treasured memories with family and friends. Think for a moment about your most precious Christmas memory. How can you use that memory to create a “Christmas in July memory”? What would it look like to celebrate on a normal work-day?
Create Peace: Give yourself a true break. Take five minutes to relax, meditate, stretch, or even daydream.
Spread Joy: Smile at three people today. Genuine smiles will relax you and provide heart health benefits as well.
Foster Goodwill: Take a moment to let someone know they are appreciated. Send a text, make a phone call, write a note, have a chat. Thank someone for their contribution and tell them why their contribution is important.
Whatever holiday you may celebrate, I wish you peace, joy, and goodwill during the summer months.
Whether you desire to escape the summer heat or to bring peace, joy, and goodwill into your everyday life, celebrate well. Take time to create special moments and cherished memories. Enjoy!