I love Christmastime! The lights and decorations are magical. There is a brotherly love that fills the air. The kids are all behaving nicely because "Santa Claus is watching"... and to that genius who invented Elf on the Shelf-- I love you! Yes it's our feel-good time of the year. But, the holidays can also be some of the most stressful times as well.
We may be forced to celebrate this time of year with people who we may not even want to be in the same room with. Yes, sometimes we are related to these knuckleheads, and sometimes they are our co-workers. Either way, how does one get through a holiday party without starting World War III?
Simple. Hold your tongue!
There will be ample time after the holidays to confront your nasty brother. If it's a co-worker that rubs you the wrong way, the last thing you need to do is start something that will end you up in the human resources department on Monday...having to explain your way out!
Another simple rule: If you lose your inhibitions to tell the world what you REALLY think of them at 2 glasses of wine... only allow yourself ONE glass.
Keep this holiday season focused on what we are truly celebrating; the anticipation and celebration of our Savior's birth! Oh yeah... and that whole "Peace on Earth" thing, too!