Be The First To Say Hello To People All Day

This shouldn't be hard, after all the Challenges we have done thus far, should it?

My wish for each and every one of you is to have Christmas in your heart,
safe and sound, this Holiday Season.
I wish for us all to see how blessed we are, each of us.

Here is a quote I will leave you with, from my favorite movie,
and quite possibly my favorite quote...

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around."

Love Actually 2003

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear friends :)
I have been waiting for this one...for a real excuse to do it...

Sing Carols!
Sing them loud, Sing them proud.

If you are like me, sing them to your husband every chance you get.
Like instead of talking...sing.

Oh, is that just me? Oops.
Hello Everyone!

Can you believe it, we are already at Challenge Ten!!! Only two more to go after today, so let's savor every second, shall we?!

Happy Holiday Challenge Ten!

Make A Christmas Treat For Someone Else

It can be anything you can possibly dream or make!
- baking cookies, knitting a scarf, putting together an ornament, a frame with a memorable picture, a thoughtful poem, the possibilites are get to it!

Remember, we always love hearing how your Challenges went,
and how you completed each one! Don't hesitate to share :)

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You can thank me in about 45 seconds for showing you these amazing creations - enjoy :)
I told you - you are very welcome :)
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Happy Holiday Challenge Day Nine!

Phone Or Send A Card
To An Old Friend Or Family Member

Easy right?! But let's make sure we take the time to do it!

Sorry for the short posts lately, the Christmas rush is definitely on here
- but I am welcoming it with open arms!

I hope you do the same! Enjoy today's Challenge!
Make A "Give List"
Instead Of A List Of Gifts You Would Like

Perhaps a smidgen late to make a list, either way, for some people,
but I say, "Why not?!"

Make a small "give list" for those last minute, memorable gifts, that do not take much time, but a lot of thought :)

Everyone loves getting a gift that they know someone thought long, hard, and really tried to make it me, everyone, even, *gasp* GUYS!

This year, my in laws and us,
did a lot of "thoughtful gift giving"
and hands down, their excitement and look on their faces,
was even better than something from the mall - just give it a try!
A picture, a quote, a poem, a story that means something to them,
anything at all - with a little love, any gift can be the best :)

The countdown is on for's at the END OF THE WEEK!!!!

How has the Happy Holiday Challenge helped you this season
- please share - we would LOVE to hear from you :)
Please excuse me for being slightly late on today's Challenge!

But I think I have the best excuse ever - my husband and I attended one of our Family Christmas'!!!

I am soooo blessed with an amazing family -
and some major league cute nephews and niece, if I do say so myself :)

Without further ado...

Happy Holiday Challenge Seven!

Try To Forgive Someone Who Has Wronged You
- Be Reconciled

I love this one - because I feel it is so important. Not long ago, but way before this Challenge, I actually reached out and did just what Challenge Seven says...

...It has brought such great meaning to my life and given me a greater perspective on things, I am so glad I did it. Honestly, when you REALLY think about it, there isn't much in this world that cannot be healed by an, 'I'm sorry' or 'Let's make this right, life is way too short'...

I am thankful to have done it
- so I hope it brings you as much clarity as it brought to my own life :)

Let's keep it short & sweet so you can all enjoy your weekend,
 before Christmas with your loved ones :) Agreed? Yah!

Happy Holiday Challenge Day Six!

Visit Someone Sick or Lonely or Sad

It doesn't mean right this second or today, but seriously, everyone needs a little one on one time, don't we?

Everybody needs somebody to love.

Have a happy, warm, and festive weekend!
I need a planner! A 2011 planner!

Does anyone have any great suggestions?

Also, if you do not know me well enough, the first criteria it has to meet is not functionality. The first criteria it must meet is...cuteness/pretty design.

Second, of course, is functionality - but after cuteness, cuteness then functionality, okay, got it?

This is a good starting point...
Woo Wee!

We are already at...

Happy Holiday Challenge Day Five!

How is everyone doing? Holding steady? Keeping Strong? Stay with it - I truly think this will help each and everyone of us remember the real meaning of the season...and today, my friends, is a good one!

Without further hesitation...

Make Goals For Yourself - Seal A Copy In An Envelope To Be Opened In A Year

Ahhhhh - might be the most exciting one thus far!

Now get to it, and let me know what you think :)

Oh, and Happy Friday! A week from TODAY is Christmas EVE!