It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Try This at Home
Set your holiday intention; in other words, figure out what you intend to get from your holiday experience.
To make a graham-cracker house, you build the “house” out of graham cracker sheets, use tub frosting to glue it together, let dry for several hours—then cover the house with frosting and decorate with candy, sprinkles, pretzels, marshmallows, licorice, etc. So easy, so fun!
Happiness Stumbling Block
During the holidays, shared work can become a problem. (Here’s my post about shared work, which is one of my all-time favorite posts.)
Jenny asks, “I’m a librarian, and I want to give gifts to my volunteers — but I don’t have a big budget. Any ideas?”
Once again, I left my gift-buying too late. I knew what I should do, but I just didn’t do it.
Elizabeth gives a gold star to her in-laws for making handmade tamales each year. It’s a lot of work, and they do it each year.
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