The joy of giving Christmas presents

The Christmas season is the time when we try to be good (or bette). We try to find presents for people who we have not seen for ages, and when the time to give that present comes, something changes. You miss the person and maybe are too afraid to say how you miss him/her. A little present becomes a means of expressing your feelings. And when the person positively reacts to the present… oh, that is nothing better that making other people feel happy. But it is not all that we can do. For some people, a hug, a kiss, a gentle touch may mean the world, and you can feel it. If it is all that that person needs, you will surely feel it with all your body. Kiss or hold your grandmother (or some other person who loves you very much), and you will feel that you have just given him/her the best Christmas present.


There are many different¬† forms of giving the present. It’s not WHAT to give… It’s all about how to give it.


Do you know a Grinch?

The Christmas season is the time when you start looking for presents for your family; the playlists on YouTube is changed to Christmas songs, which are also played at shopping malls. At workplace, we decorate our tables, windows, entrances, and what not. The spirit is here. We create it. But there must be someone who destroys that happiness that you create around you.


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Business Casual: how spicy should you look?

I was invited to a company’s Christmas party, and now when it’s all over, I can share my impression about the attire of the guests. I work at an IT company, and our everyday clothes are not defined by any dress code. We can wear jeans, huddies, sport shoes, and what not. And we are making money. We are doing business. Programers work on their projects, the marketing team promotes them, and so on. So now, having been invited to a Christmas party, we were told to dress in ‘business casual’. All right. I immediately start googling what exactly business casual is. Here is what I found: suit trousers, khaki trousers, blazers, dress shirt, no jeans, no sport shoes, no T-shirt, knee-length skirt, dressy blouse or shirt (buttoned up), slacks, and the like. Well, it means that you should stick to a bit formal clothing than usual. Business casual means that you should not look unkempt. You should look tidy. I don’t remember the source, but I found some articles which said that there was a simple test which can help you to say whether the outfit you have chosen is suitable. If the clothes are suitable for a night club, then it is not business casual.

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The As if Principle by Richard Wiseman vs The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

What book do you prefer? How do you motivate yourself? Do you have some tricks? I do not like self-motivation books, because they seem to be boring. BUT I did come up with two books that made me aware of the power of mind.  The two books are The Secret and The As if Principle, and if you have not read these, I recommend you doing so to challenge your mind.

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