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Merry, Merry Christmas from Madalynne


There’s a quote I’ve been reciting over and over this month; it’s a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.

The holidays are a season of nostalgia, and this month has been extra special not because of the gifts and the (spiked) hot chocolate, but because I have been reminded that life is a choice. For anyone who works within the online world, you’ll know how hard it is to switch off. Just like New York, the internet doesn’t sleep! As my life became chaotic with all the festive festivities, I took a step back and made a choice: to be happy, fortunate and grateful for the things I have, not the other way around. You know what I realized? When you love what you have, you have everything you need. 

I’ll repeat one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite books:

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy (girl) who’ll decide where to go.”

Today, I’m spending Christmas with my family in Florida. I’ve been so focused on work this year that this is the second time I’ve seen them. Family is important to me, and I’ve missed them very much. So, I’ve made a little pact with myself to spend as much time away the computer and enjoy these awesome people in my life. I wish you all a Merry, Merry Christmas. See you on the flip side.


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    Great article!! I really enjoyed reading your article.. Hope you have a very happy new year ahead!!

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    Happy holidays!! Enjoy the time with your family, and see you in the new year 🙂

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    Madalynne, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Best wishes for the coming year!

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      You too Karen!

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