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“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”
To my Christian friends: A very Merry Christmas.
For more winter holidays and festivals celebrated by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims & others please read the list of winter festivals.
December is almost over, gifts have been given and New Years is on its way. Opportunities for change and self reflection always make me happy. Why? -Because they bring new challenges, new perspectives and new opportunities.
This season also tends to make me reflective and reminiscent of childhood, and I find myself filled with enthusiasm to build plans for the New Year. However, the hardest part is always in keeping the energy up to stick with them.
If gray skies are making it hard to focus on your future and you suffer from the holiday blues, perhaps you should try my short term personal cure concoction: 1 Ginkgo-biloba, 1 Vitamin D, 1 B-12, 1 Hershey’s chocolate bar, 1 can of Coca-Cola, a banana & an apple. It’s guaranteed to make you feel better 60 minutes later. Enjoy!
Now back to the resolutions.
63% of people say that they are still keeping their resolutions after two months. (Let’s be like them)
67% of people make three or more resolutions (Perhaps too many to effectively keep all at once. 1 or 2 may be best)
Top four resolutions:
People make more resolutions to start a new habit than to break an old one.
The New Year is upon us. We must seize the opportunities to begin again more intelligently. 2011 is on the horizon and filled to overflowing with new chances and a new start. It is time to decide to actively pursue our dreams, forgive ourselves for past mistakes and take action to build the future we have always dreamed of.
“If you are not actively pursuing your dreams, you are passively empowering your limitations!”
I am so very proud to be your friend. Let’s step together into 2011 brimming with enthusiasm.
“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.”
Cruise Ship: Holland America
Hollywood Magic Castle
Utah Theatre Association Conference
Medical Trade Show
Charity Event for the Inclusion Center
World Magic Seminar
Medical Conference Keynote Speaker
Crazy Cube Illusion
"Illusion is the first of all pleasures."
This is a wonderful visual illusion that can be created harmlessly in your home with a roll of blue paper painter's tape and a ruler. This would be a fun family project for over the holiday break. I am going to build one in my living room.
If you put one up in your home, send me a link to the photo or video and I will post in my next newsletter.
New Years at the World Famous Magic Castle
I will be returning to Southern California December 27th - January 2nd to perform 21 shows at Hollywood's World Famous Magic Castle.
This month's performances will be held in the prestigious Close Up Gallery. Only 22 seats available per show. Please show up at least 30 – 45 minutes before show time to guarantee a seat.
Visit the Magic Castle website for more information.
The Magic Castle is a private club for members. I will have a certain number of guest passes available for each night and would love to see you in the audience. Please let me know soon if you plan to attend.
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