All I want for #Christmas...The Eighty Eights Show’s guide to the best Christmas #gift
Updated: Jan 5, 2019
You can’t help but be magically transported to the #holidayseason as soon as the witches’ hats and ghoulish decorations are exorcised to the attic and there is no remaining proof that eight pounds of solicited candy found its way into (let’s be honest...you and) your children’s happy bellies.
Though the fond remembrances of turkey, football and intermittent napping creep in and out of our consciousness during the month of November, our emotional compasses unapologetically point directly to the sensational sights and sounds of, well, just #thebest holiday EVER!
I would like to ease the burden of what can become the nucleus of stress during what should be the most magical time of year - finding the perfect gift that won’t be returned or hilariously regifted back to you the following year (as a passive-aggressive reminder that your gift kinda sucked #sorrynotsorry)
THE perfect gift for THE perfect time of year is optimism. It’s the perfect companion to the collective lessons we’ve learned throughout the year and our preparations to move forward into the next.
All it takes is a smile or a kind word to family, friends or strangers who may find their way into our daily routine. Offering sincere kindness and joy can make a bad day so much better, an unwise decision more acceptable or an intimidating obstacle effortless. We forget the most simple, amazing power we possess to put smiles on people’s faces. As an entertainer, I have a wonderful opportunity every performance to entertain with optimism and to be a joyful champion of my audience, of my friends. We will sing, smile and laugh our way through a long day or a tough week.
‘True happiness comes from our ability to unselfishly give the best part of ourselves to others.’ - Joel Henry, Owner of The Eighty Eights Show
So, as you get ready for a busy year-end celebration, generously give your gifts of kind words and optimism to your acquaintances, friends and family, and be prepared to receive more than you could ever imagine...Happy Holidays!!