Holiday Soul Snacks
By Susie Michelle Cortright
Soul Snacks are spontaneous time-outs: creative ways
you can nurture your spirit in 15 minutes or less.
Here's a week's worth, specially designed
to help you balance the busy-ness this holiday season.
What are your favorite holiday memories? Pose the
question tonight at the dinner table. Use your family's
answers to plan this year's celebration. You may be
surprised at the special memories that have nothing
to do with gifts or elaborate events.
Last minute shopping still to do? The Flylady,
who is committed to helping us all simplify and
de-clutter, offers these lists of creative,
clutter-free holiday gifts:
Bundle up and head outside. Make snow angels or build
a snow fort with your kids. When it's time to warm up,
build a cozy fire and roast marshmallows in your
What's your favorite homemade holiday treat? Write down
the recipe, and share it with your friends. Encourage
them to do the same.
Challenge each member of your family to fill a box or bag
full of items to give
away. Decide as a family where to
make a donation.
Get out and enjoy the crisp winter air today, all by
yourself. Listen to the crunch of snow underfoot. And
treat yourself to a steaming mug of hot chocolate (with
marshmallows) when you return.
What was the favorite book you read this year?
With whom would you most like to share its message?
Purchase a copy for them and drop it off...anonymously.
Taking just a bit of time each day to nurture yourself
will ensure you enjoy every last fa-la-la during
this magical season. Happy holidays!
Copyright - Susie Michelle Cortright is the creator of the
Soul Snacks booklet series:
and the founder of the award-winning website
Momscape.com Visit today to get her free
course-by-email, "6 Days to Less Stress".