I am still recovering from a state of shock! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that something I wrote, especially on the way to grandmother’s house for Christmas dinner, would be chosen as THE #1 Feature article on EzineArticles.com!
This is where you can go to read it: 7 Hot Tips for a Prosperous New Year
I find it very strange that although it was singled out it has yet to be picked up for publishing or even forwarded. Hmmm. Something just doesn’t seem right. Oh well! Still I would say it is a great way to kick of 2007!
I feel it in my bones that 2007 will be the year that made a difference in my life and my business. What say ye?
In the Rush Stop and Look Around
This is the most exciting and wonderful time of the year. Everyone is involved in a flurry of activities and events. Parties and plays fill our evenings with festivities while our days are packed with shopping and decorating.
These event filled days can become stressful for some. As difficult as it is to admit this is also the season for increased numbers of those that suffer from depression and even suicide to surface.
To keep these traumatic events from creeping into your life, stop and look around. When you are rushing from place to place take a moment or two to enjoy the smells and the sounds, the glistening lights, and incredible displays that surround us.
Count your blessings instead of dwelling on the stress of the season. Enjoy each and every day to the fullest.
Wishing you a Prosperous and Happy New Year!
As we enter into this holiday season my thoughts turn to the gifts that I will bestow. I don’t know about you but I for one hate the crowds and the stores and parking lots full of rude and obnoxious people. That is why I have committed this year to purchase ALL of my gifts from my internet friends. Not ONE will I go out and purchase at a retail establishment. Surly not one!
All year we struggle to make ends meet. Now, when the shopping season and the perfect reason to support our friends businesses begins, we run out of the house and buy from the places like Wal-Mart. Surely the big retailers won’t make good use of our money like our friends will.
What if you want to give a gift that your friends don’t have? The solution is simple. Change your gift selection! Won’t they be surprised when they get a gift that they hadn’t expected? How about a yummy treat? Maybe a stocking stuffed with fresh herbs and teas along with a candle or two would do the trick.
If the person on your gift list owns a business of their own a terrific gift you could consider is an ad package from another of your online friends. I can think of several online friends of mine that own mom & pop businesses that could use the income from such a joint venture.
If you don’t have a list of online friends that can supply your gift needs let me suggest a few that I have found that provide superior quality and speedy delivery.
Click button Shopping: http://clickbuttonshopping.com
Lisa’s Art & Horses: http://www.lisasart.com
Sage Hill Farms: http://www.sagehillfarms.com
My Little Taste of Italy: http://www.mylittletasteofitaly
Annie’s Accent Bakery: http://anniesaccentsbakery.vstore.ca
Vermont Shortbread Co: http://vermontshortbread.com/
Home & Garden
Gourmet Candles: http://www.burningwithlove.scent-team.com
Pampered Chef: http://www.pamperedchef.com/
Holiday Cards: http://www.kimemerson.com
Card covers: http://www.documeant.net/cards.html
Roses & Teacups: http://roses-and-teacups.com
Cool Candle: http://www.CoolCandle.net
Home & Garden Party: http://www.hgpchic.com/
Creative Gift Wrapping: http://www.creativegiftwrapping.com/ConsultantProgram.html
Fashion & Jewlery
Ellen B: Elle B. jewelry site
Chic Boutique: http://www.chloeschicboutique.com
Young Living: http://www.youngliving.org/fdurham
Premier Designs: http://www.premierdesigns.com/
Heritage Makers: http://www.createalegacy.org
Marlin the Christmas Elf: http://www.lulu.com/content/537509
Jesus Gandhi Oma Mae Adams: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1894936604/
Presentational Skills for the Next Generation: http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=684125
Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey Into Middle Age: http://www.therawreviewers.com/artman/publish/Whatever.shtml
Jan’s Book Store: http://lulu.com/janverhoeff
J. Givler: http://www.jgivlercoaching.com/
Global Gateways: http://www.myglobalgetaways.com/
Toys & Games
Discovery Toys: http://www.discoverytoyslink.com/esuite/home/playtoteach
Bright Minds: http://www.brightminds.us/web/CindyP
Blessed Toys: http://www.blessedtoys.com/members/lascrucesmoms/mof.html
Stuff A Friend: http://www.stuffafriend.biz/members/eulademv/
Mommy’s Neighborhood: http://www.mommyneighborhood.com
Marketing Salad: http://www.marketingsalad.com/gifts.html
Nibroc Marketing Solutions: http://www.nibrocmarketing.com
Brand your Market: http://brandyourmarket.com