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Friday, December 21, 2007

HAPpy Holidaze!!

“To face unafraid,
the plans that we’ve made
Walkin’ in a winter wonderland”

“Winter Wonderland” Felix Barnard


Do you feel like you’re running in this year’s seasonal marathon? You know—the one where you dash madly from one holiday obligation to another while trying frantically to find the perfect gift for that special someone we’ll call your “Light of My Life (LML)”?

How about treating both yourself and your LML this year by giving the gift of “HAP”? HAP is just the thing for any relationship—and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. HAP stands for: Humor, Acceptance and Patience. Say it with me: HAP.

Humor

Wit and high spirits really do help get you through the toughest, most stressful times. It’s just not that big a deal when he leaves the toilet seat up, is it? So make a joke, and move on.

You: Damn! That stupid Bathroom Fairy didn't show up overnight to clean up the sink again!
LML: Oh. Did I leave a glob of toothpaste in the sink? Sorry.

LML: How’s the clam chowder I made?
You: Mmmm. Clammy! Salty, too!
LML: Salty? Did I put in too much salt?
You: Come here, and we’ll cut the salt with a little wine lapped up from your navel.

Acceptance

Some things are just NOT going to change—and it really helps when you realize that you can’t force them.

He’s never going to look like an Adonis; but he sure feels good next to you in the morning—especially with that festive holiday wood (For me? You shouldn’t have! Well, I did tell Santa I’ve been really good this year. Can I unwrap it now? Oh please, oh please, oh please!).

She’s put on a few pounds since you met; but be honest, there’s something about those curves that make her look even more attractive. Face it, everybody thinks their LML looks great in lingerie—and even better taking it off!

Patience

You have to get to that party, but he’s called to say he’s running late.

You: We both agreed we’d go to this office party.
LML: I know; I’m stuck at my sister’s. Do we really have to go?
You: I don’t know; it’s YOUR office party.
LML: You’re right. I’ll be right over.
You: OK. Get here early, and I might let you muss me up before we go. . .

Wrap It up in a Nice Box with a Pretty Pink Ribbon

Love really does last longer when you stir in a generous soupçon of good will. So when that holiday stress starts getting to you (and it will), remember HAP: Humor, Acceptance, Patience. Your partner will love you all the more for it, and I guarantee you’ll have a truly HAPpy Holiday.

With Pleasure,

Dr. J

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