One goal away a time

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

This blog is not weight loss related, but it was an accomplishment for me, nonetheless. When I retired 4 months ago, I vowed that I would resume the practice of sending Christmas cards. I am happy to report that I reached my goal last night as I dropped all 52 cards at the post office last night! This is a tradition that I used to be regularly faithful to. I even used to type up a letter and stuff them in the envelope. But the past 5 or 6 years, I found I just didn't have the time. Work, caring for sick and elderly family members, the excuses go on and on. I would buy cards with good intent, only to never send. These cards got tucked away for the next year. My inability to commit to this tradition was weighing heavily on my mind as time went on. Especially since one "friend" would post comments on fb that she was disappointed that some people were not sending her cards, and she planned to drop them from her recipient list. Luckily, I continued to receive cards from her. But it still weighed heavily on my mind. It is a tradition that is important to me. Instead of a typewritten letter this year, I hand wrote a special message to each recipient. It took me a week to write messages, address the envelope, apply the stamp, and seal. Mainly because of my arthritis... very painful after 6 or 8 cards. But I got it done! Further, I used cards that I had purchased years ago, and still have enough for next year! Savings! Win! As a side note, I have no expectation to receive cards from certain people. Some people don't practice this tradition, and I'm ok with that. Rather, it was important to me that I continue this practice... wishing my dear ones a special holiday season and/or updating them with our news. What goals have you accomplished recently that you'd like to share?
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