For me personally, I “never” expect anything for the holidays. I have come to learn that it is “not” what you expect from “others” that makes the difference, but rather what you expect from yourself. I don’t mean that you need to give yourself gifts, but I am just trying to say that the best things in life come about naturally when you achieve a great quality of life. Even though I will always strive for improvement, I still love where I have come so far. I am fine with being able to work on my music, my videos and pictures (even though these are not the only things in life that matter to me by far). My creativity does mean a lot to me and that is not something that can not necessarily be “bought.” What most people don’t know about me is that I am a “creature of habit.” The things that I like, I “really” like. If I was trapped inside a box with all the toys that I like, I would probably have no desire to ever leave that box, because I don’t need much to be happy. Material things mean a lot to some people, but I would prefer the human gifts of love, admiration and respect over any “tangible objects” that can be offered. The key word for the upcoming year for me would be “potential.” That means that I would like to see how well I can do, how far I can go and how much I can achieve. I have learned that you only get “one” chance at this life, and while others will settle for staying at the level they are, I will continue to strive for “whatever my destiny may be.” To be successful in life, it takes a little bit of luck, a little bit a skill, and mix them both in with a LOT of determination. Right now I have a great feeling over the direction my life is headed in, and I hope to make the most of it. Each person is different, and only you know what “moves” you. If you have a dream, then by all means try to “live it” while you still have the opportunity. Anyone can tell you what to do, but how many people can tell you how to be happy doing it? If you do things right, then “every” day will be a holiday. I hope your holidays are happy ones, not necessarily from what you “get,” but rather from what you “feel.” Sometimes just having that “peace of mind” can feel like the “greatest” gift in the world. Here’s to wishing you the best that life has to offer. Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.
Brett Jolly and Robin Roberts