`Tis the Season!!!
Happy December, everyone! So here we are, at that magical time of year again. The time of year where we are supposed to stop, sit back, relax, reflect and enjoy our families and friends as we celebrate another wonderful year. Yeah, right. Something like that.
Instead, what do most of us do? We stress. We talk about getting our shopping done, but we wait until the last minute and treat it as though it is simply another bill or a task to check off. Our “to-do” lists overwhelm us and we think of nothing other than “getting through” the holidays and into January. January will make us feel better. It is a new year, a new month, a new start. We’ll make all kinds of promises which we may or may not keep. And we’ll truck on through the rest of the year until December when we are once again stressed, wishing for the following January.
STOP!!!! Take a breath! Really – I’m rather serious. Breathe. Please?
This year I challenge you to make it a point to enjoy the holidays. Create a new, funny, positive memory with your family and friends. Sit back and enjoy the accomplishments you made and the celebrations – both large and small – that occurred the past twelve months. Much like having to deal with a crisis or sickness, one in which you have no choice but to focus entirely on the issue at hand, the world will still go on. Instead, this time your stopping to focus will be a positive experience…if you allow it to be.
Studies have shown that we live in a life that is too fast-paced. If you have ever seen a toddler eat dinner, you know that they often take quite a long time. But believe it or not, in most instances they are eating at a healthier pace. We should take a tip from our precious little friends.
So speaking of sitting back and relaxing, how is your reading going? I can’t believe how many wonderful books I have enjoyed this year!
I also want to thank you for your continued support for CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS! As of last night it is still tagged # 1 in conspiracy, legal thriller and suspense categories and # 3 in action-adventure on Amazon, and an average rating of 4.44 of 5 stars on Goodreads!
Although I had hoped to have the sequel, DISHONORED, released by now, life also got in the way in the Reardon household so it should be soon. The editing has been done and I only await the official date from my publisher. As soon as I have a firm date I will let you know right away!
In the meantime, I wish that you all have a wonderful, safe, happy and healthy holiday season, and thank you for not keeping CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS a secret!!!