Month: December 2013

Holiday Memories are Created by the Things You do, not the Things You Buy

For a number of years, my wife conducted gift making workshops during early December.  During these workshops, she would ask the participants to share their most cherished holiday memories.  Not once did anyone recall a specific gift.  It was always about something they had done with someone else, something they had done for someone else…

Let’s all make it a Point to be Extra Nice to Retail Clerks this Holiday Season

As the holiday shopping season ramps up, malls and stores become more and more crowded which greatly increases the stress levels of many shoppers.  Some of these up tight shoppers vent their increased stress at retail clerks by being rude, mean and nasty toward them.  This, in turn, makes their job incredibly difficult and thankless…