Didn’t Send Out Christmas Cards…Again!

Author: Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS

Every single year I send out Christmas cards to family and friends the day after Thanksgiving which I have done for years now. Our family takes a family photo. We dress in similar colors. We find a nice location. I spend time on a Saturday finding the perfect card template. I order the cards and personally address 50 or more cards and I send them out the day after Thanksgiving.

Superwoman at Work

Someone at my job recently said to me; ” I told my husband I want to be just like Saleama one day”, as she handed me her Christmas card, and I just laughed.

Am I superwoman?


I simply developed a habit, the right habits, to ensure I achieve the goal of sending my Christmas cards out each year.

Christmas Cards?…Who Cares!

Maybe you’re reading this and you could care less about sending out Christmas cards. That’s fine. But – without a doubt you do have a goal and it’s something you’d like to achieve but you cannot get over the hurdle and you don’t know why.

The answer is simple, you haven’t develop a good enough habit to achieve your goal.

It’s one thing to have a desire to do something important or make positive changes in your life yet it is quite another thing to make those plans come to pass. I love to send Christmas cards of our family to our family and friends. I love having a plan to get them done early each year. If you are passionate enough about something, it is possible to develop the right habits to achieve your goal.

But passion alone won’t get it done.

As the new year approaches you might simply tell yourself you’ll lose weight, limit social media, or time manage your day better. I don’t mean to burst your bubble, but it won’t happen for any length of time unless you learn how to develop positive habits for change.

Starting next week I will do a short series on developing positive habits for the new year, using God’s Word as our strength. Be sure to subscribe to this blog and begin 2021 with positive habits that WILL last!

~Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS


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