Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Chinese New Year and July 4th

Chinese medical experts report a higher than average death rate among elderly Chinese just after the beginning of the New Year. They theorize that the old folks were hanging on to enjoy the celebrations of the New Year before letting go…and going.

So, you’re thinking, what in the world does the fact that lots of old Chinese take the last train home after New Year have to do with the fact that it’s a couple of days after July 4th?

Simple.

What do you have to look forward to? (Ok, for the grammarians out there….To what do you have to look forward? Now, satisfied?)

July 4th was this past weekend and Labor Day is the next holiday, two months away.

What will keep you going until then?

Do you have vacation time coming? Are there events with friends, family, or co-workers to which you can look and—on those days when you think that you just can’t take this anymore--think, “I’ve got something to look forward to.”

I know some of you are thinking, “Well, I’ve got the weekends.” That’s true. But, it’s got to be more than just slogging from one weekend to the next.

My suggestion is that you create mini-events; special weekends, activities, things to look forward to that keep you anticipating…life.

What are three good things you can look forward to between now and Labor Day?

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