Well, this is it. The holiday season is nearly at an end. I hope these two months have been peaceful, successful and healthy for all of you, and I hope this website has played even a small role in your efforts toward self-care and wellness.
As all the holiday stuff begins to wind down, I thought it might be fun to play a game together. Use each bold, italicized phrase below as a fill-in-the-blank. Share your responses in the comments here, on Facebook, or on Twitter. Submit your responses by
January 5 JANUARY 9, and I’ll announce the winners the next day. Prizes will be awarded for the comments that strike me as particularly funny or insightful – I’m not telling you what they are yet or how many I’ll distribute, so you’ll have to play to find out!
To get the ball rolling, I’ve provided my own responses for each fill-in-the-blank.
Over the last two months, I have developed a greater appreciation of __________________.
* The merits of planning and organizing – especially heading into the tax season
* Myself, my abilities, and how I can best utilize my skills and talents
* The resources I have available to me, both in my physical community and out there in the world
The absolute best part of the holiday season was __________________.
* Savoring a cheese plate in front of the fireplace in lieu of hosting the family’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner
The absolute worst part of the holiday season was __________________.
* Realizing that the smoked turkey in the refrigerator had gone bad (oh, it was foul)
The funniest thing that happened during November was __________________.
* Listening to my twelve-year-old nephew explain the Internet to me – he wasn’t sure if I’d heard of email
The funniest thing that happened during December was __________________.
* The look on my four-year-old niece’s face when I showed her this video. She insisted we watch it four more times. This was several days ago, and I’m still laughing.
Things I want to work on for 2012 include __________________.
* Learning when to say “No” and when to say “Now”
The things I’m most looking forward to in 2012 include __________________.
* The imminent birth of a new niece or nephew
* The first classes at The Studio at The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia
* Painting the house
The things I’m least looking forward to in 2012 include __________________.
* Painting the house
The one word I would use to sum up 2011 is __________________.
The overall mood with which I’m approaching 2012 is __________________.
The single most important thing I will do in 2012 to make myself stronger, healthier, and happier will be to __________________.
* Get as much myofascial release therapy as feels appropriate for my body
Thanks for playing! Remember, the deadline to submit your responses is
January 5 JANUARY 9. I’m looking forward to reading your submissions!
And to all of you and your loved ones, best wishes for a healthy, happy, and peaceful 2012.