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Andy Leonard is an author and engineer who enjoys building and automating data integration solutions. Andy is co-host of the Data Driven podcast. Andy is no longer updating this blog. His current blog is AndyLeonard.blog.

Holiday Stress

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Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:00 AM by andyleonard

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John Hennesey said:

Fantastic post.  Over the past few years I have been learning the upsides and joys of this, while experiencing the pain and accomplishment of personal growth.  For anyone reading this who it doesn't make that much sense, bookmark it.  You will be (or should be) back sometime in the future. :)

The entire post resonated with me, but the one sentence I found myself shaking my head "yes" to:

"Forgiveness is freeing. This statement makes more sense once you have forgiven someone. Trust me."

Happy holidays and keep the great posts coming!

November 30, 2011 9:42 AM
 

Steve Jones said:

Excellent post

November 30, 2011 10:46 AM
 

Julie Smith said:

Great post and the right time of year for it!   My favorite Christmas memory is based on a "forgiveness" ceremony from my mother's (Polish American) family ;they have a beautiful tradition on Christmas Eve (called Wigilia).  That night a piece of wafer, Oplatek (like communion bread) is passed to everyone in the family.  "Family members and friends break off a small piece of the opłatek wafer and give it to one another along with a blessing. Breaking off and exchanging part of opłatek with someone is symbol of forgiveness between two people" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_wafer   The idea is to start the year with a clean slate--to forgive all the "trespasses" of the year.  Merry Christmas Everyone!

November 30, 2011 11:34 AM
 

Peggy Strack said:

Forgiveness is freeing and you don't realize it until you experience it. It's like letting go of an incredible burden.

December 2, 2011 5:00 PM
 

Josiah said:

Using Stones to help manage stress during the holidays - http://goo.gl/1mQnQ

December 12, 2011 12:46 PM

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