Christmas is a massive magnifying glass.
Every niggle becomes a drama.
Every special moment becomes a magic moment.
Every delay will feel like an eternity.
Every drink will be a large one. Why not? It’s Christmas!
The Christmas Magnifier is great for the positive things but when it comes to the challenges …. ouch!
You having a great Christmas is completely out of my control but entirely within yours.
That’s the secret to having a brilliant Christmas. Choosing to do so.
It’s all too easy to use ‘if – then’ scenarios.
‘If I can just get everything done – then I’ll relax and have a good time.’
‘If your mother behaves this year – then we’ll enjoy ourselves.’
‘If I get that Lego Bugatti Chiron – then I’ll be happy.’
And the truth is:
You won’t get everything done, your mother-in-law will almost certainly go loopy and say something totally inappropriate after her 5th (or was that 6th ?) sherry and… as for the Lego – well let’s just hope Mrs Heppell is reading this.
And meanwhile, the Christmas Magnifying Glass will be making it 10 x better or 10 x worse.
But here’s the exciting news. You already have the best gift. A gift that was given to you many, many years ago.
The gift of choice.
You can choose how to react to any situation; making it worse, acceptable, better or even brilliant!
Now that’s a gift worth focusing on this Christmas.
This newsletter only gets to you because of the fabulous work by my brilliant PA – the amazing Vanessa. She works crazy hours, for a crazy couple (I’m writing this, so I can call Christine crazy, too) looking after us and our clients. She’s the one who makes it a ‘Brilliant Day at Michael Heppell’. Thank you Ness.