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Holidays and Favorite Things

Happiness, Self Leadership and a Better Society

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Happiness, Self Leadership and a Better Society

Holidays and Favorite Things published by Maura4u
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Posted on 2017-12-24
Writer Description: Happiness, Self Leadership and a Better Society
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“I love to laugh, and laughter is one of my favorite things. When you have a really good laugh, you feel great afterwards.” ~ Bill Engvall

What are some of your favorite things to do, think about or enjoy during the holidays?


Since we’re smack in the middle of the 2017 holiday season and already beginning to wish others a Happy New Year, I could think of no more timely a question to ask readers!


This is a Christmas-timed podcast, but it’s suitable for everyone anywhere, regardless of background, religion or circumstances. It’s a podcast inviting others to think about and reflect upon their favorite things in life.


In looking for a photo to introduce today’s post, I fell upon the montage above, originally fashioned by the graphic artist who designed my Art of Happiness series. I supplied the artist with personal photos, a playful fleur de lis and several vintage-inspired frames I’d drawn on parchment paper. 


The background photo was eventually omitted from my book covers, but I’m thrilled to present it today as one of my favorite things! The delightful image captures a happy summer moment between Nick Carella and Emily Guidetti a few months before their 1929 wedding. Years later, I’d fondly refer to these two as my “Nana and Poppy.” They passed away when I was young butleft a legacy that remains with me today.


This holiday season, you may be celebrating in big ways or small . . . or maybe not at all.


However, you can always find time to think about your favorite things! 


Holidays and Your Favorite Things Podcast

Discover how you can think about your favorite things any day of the year. Click here or on the bar below to listen to Podcast 128: Your Favorite Things.

Maura Sweeney in Foundations of Happiness

A Holiday Gift

Need more inspiration this holiday season to think upon your favorite things in life?

It’s a joy for me to inspire others to discover the Art of Happiness in their own life. If you’d like to hear stories about how I retain good memories and use them to my benefit today, I invite you to check out volume 2 in my series entitled Influence. Write and ask me for a FREE copy of the 2017 edition of this book by writing

Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons and a new year filled with your favorite — and perhaps some unexpectedly brilliant — new things to enjoy!


Maura is a  Speaker on Influence, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence


Subscribe to her Podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play

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The 1st Amender: 2017-12-26 09:22:19 ID:2179

Maura you are just the best ever! Thank you for posting here!

Maura4u: 2018-01-15 04:07:50 ID:2192

I don't know who you are, but I thank you for your comment! My aim is to uplift and inspire all of us as citizens and hope that we can see our brightest selves in the process.

The 1st Amender: 2018-05-03 09:03:34 ID:2215

The whole concept of this site fights for freedom of speech. By removing speech, there is no freedom.

Anonymous: 2017-12-26 09:23:19 ID:2180

Brightened my day up thanks to this podcast.

Maura4u: 2018-01-15 04:09:15 ID:2193

So happy to hear my post made a positive difference. Happy New Year and hope you share your own "brightness" out there in the world, too!

Anonymous: 2018-01-06 12:57:25 ID:2186

keep being awesome

Maura4u: 2018-01-15 04:10:30 ID:2194

Thanks for the kind remark. Know that I hope to inspire everyone to see the "Awesomeness" they are -- and, more importantly, can be in this world, too! :)

Anonymous: 2018-01-06 12:57:54 ID:2187

reply to this post or your mother will die in your sleep tonight