Eleven months later and we are here! What an amazing journey! 2011 has been a year of movements, revolutions, revelations, devastation, restoration and regeneration. For all that we have faced as a country, a nation and a world, we continue to try to make sense of things and keep it moving in a positive direction.
December is very special for many reasons and one of them is because it's my birth month! Happy Birthday to me! Whoo hoo! People often felt sorry for me because they thought I got shortchanged on gifts because my birthday resides in the same month as Christmas, but it's not true! Having the gift of life in December is the best treasure of all!
As you settle into the holiday season remember to reflect on all of the success and happiness you've had this year. Things may not have worked out like you wanted them to or thought they would, but hey, you're HERE! That means that anything and everything is STILL possible! So from me to you, here are three diamond gemstones to grace your holiday stocking:
Delicious Decadence: After a long year we could chose to focus on all that went wrong or shake it off and make magic happen! I challenge you to treat yourself or someone you love to something delicious and decadent this December. End the year with a bang! Take that trip to an exotic locale of your dreams if you can. If you're watching your funds, no problem. Decadence can be enjoying a rare chocolate dessert with a friend, splurging on a new fragrance or techie toy you've been coveting or simply sharing a romantic shower under candlelight! It also could be a conversation with someone you've been admiring for a while. Take a chance! Pick up that phone, send that text message or tweet! Get it popping!
Delightful Dalliances: With the holidays upon us there are so many fun and interesting things to do! Go see the tree lighting ceremony in your city. Many people host parties or concerts for charity that may wind up being the place you can meet a future business partner, friend or significant other. Put on your party shoes, sneakers or high heels and get out and enjoy all that the wonderful month of December has to offer! Can't find anywhere interesting to dawdle off to? Throw a party of your own! Gathering together with friends is key to keeping connections strong!
Dynamic Determination: The days, hours and minutes of trying to make our dreams come true, keep our families and friendships together and maintain our sanity can take a toll on us for sure. Sometimes holiday lights, egg nog and singing Christmas carols just isn't going to cut it for us. We are fried and tired! I get it! Trust me! So in those times we have to challenge ourselves to not give up and stay on course. Nothing you've ever achieved came easy, so you have to dig in deep to hit those energy reserves! They are there! It's okay to take a few days or even a week or so to rejuvenate your spirit if it's down. But don't stay down! If it takes listening to one inspirational song a day while you are in this period of reflection or reading passages from the Bible to help you get your bearings, it's your responsibility as the fabulous creature you are to make it happen! We are meant to succeed, to thrive and to turn clay into castles! Believe it!
It has been a pleasure and a challenge exploring my own life and experiences as I brought you these Tamstarz Tools for 2011. Every tip, piece of advice and affirmation I have offered has come from a personal place of need for myself as well as wanting to help you. I certainly hope that you were enlightened and helped in some way by these inspirational nuggets each month. I am planning on creating a book out of the posts I've written this year and will share details about it's publication in the months to come.
Happy Holidays and make December the best month of the year! Blessings!