Thursday, December 19, 2013
Happy Holidays from Kalli Ballas
Kalli Ballas wishes you a happy holiday!
Hi there. My name is Kalli Ballas. You might not know this about me, but I can read minds. Only through the power of touch, thank goodness. I can't imagine hearing everyone's thoughts all the time. A person's brain is only so big, you know. I imagine that would give me a continuous headache, and I'm pretty sure that can't be good for a person.
You see, I'm also a germaphobe and a bit of a hypochondriac. To say I'm a little OCD is putting it mildly. You can imagine how uncomfortable I am when I have to use my gift. But when your best friend needs you, you do whatever you have to, even if means reaching out and touching someone.
Most people love the holidays. Don't get me wrong, I love the whole concept of giving to others. And as crazy as my big Greek family is, I actually do enjoy spending time with them. It's just the whole idea of kissing under the mistletoe that throws me off. So far, Detective Nik Stevens is the only one who can make me forget my fears long enough to enjoy a kiss. And don't even get me started on finger foods and double dipping.
The stress of the holidays can put a damper on enjoying the festivities for anyone, so I'm here to offer encouragement. When you feel yourself getting all knotted up, just relax and take a moment to close your eyes and just breathe deep. The wrapping paper doesn't have to be perfect. If the food's a problem, bring you own. Fake a cold sore so you won't have to be kissed. And bring lots of hand sanitizer.
Okay, so that pep talk is pretty much for me. While we're on the subject what do you all do to help ease the stress of the holidays? I really want to enjoy myself this year. In fact, I'm making a pact. I WILL enjoy myself this year, and I sincerely hope that you do as well.
Happy Holidays everyone, and good luck.
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