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Be Merry and Stay That Way

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves to keep a sense of humor during the holidays.

This morning, while reading on the bike at my local gym, a friend comes up to me and hands me this sign:"Be Merry and Stay That Way."

"I know the holidays are tough," she said, "especially when you have relatives you're not thrilled to be around, so I thought this would make a great gift," she continued.

I laughed and said, "I know exactly who to give this to."

We joked around about our various "grumpy" relatives who could benefit from a boost of "being merry" and seeing their life in a positive way. Do you have any relatives like that?

If you blog, or need an idea of something you can do with your blog, try sending "The Liebster Award" to another blogger who needs a boost. It's a fun way to ask them to reveal, "eleven things you don't know about me." Liebster is the German word meaning, "sweetheart, beloved person, darling."

If you want to see how it works, you can read more on my website here.

Remember to "Be Merry And Stay That Way," or as I prefer to say, "Be Merry and Stay Gutsy."

I hope to meet some of you during my presentation at El Toro Library on Friday, December 7th, at 1 pm. My presentation is about my memoir: Freeways to Flip-Flops, and how my family chucked it all and moved from Lake Forest to an island in Belize to reconnect. (Please see the program flyer in the photos section of this post.)

Next week I shall be in Paris and London, and shall send photos from my trip and book event in Paris, on December 13, at WH Smith.

Sonia Marsh is a “Gutsy” woman who can pack her carry-on and move to another country in one day. She’s a motivational speaker who inspires her audiences to get out of their comfort zone and take a risk. She says everyone has a “My Gutsy Story”; some just need a little help to uncover theirs. Her story, told in her travel memoir Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island, is about chucking it all and uprooting her family to reconnect on an island in Belize.

Sonia has lived in many countries – Denmark, Nigeria, France, England, the U.S. and Belize – Sonia Marsh considers herself a citizen of the world. She holds a degree in environmental science from the University of East Anglia, U.K., and now lives in Southern California with her husband, Duke.

Sonia welcomes new friends, bloggers, writers and readers at Soniamarsh.com (http://soniamarsh.com) Contact her at: sonia@soniamarsh.com www.facebook.com/GutsyLiving or Twitter.com@GutsyLiving

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Charles December 05, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Is this woman selling a book or something?

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