All except 3 & Better than "Learn from the mistakes of others." Better than "There is no 'We'. you (individually) have NOTHING to do with their success or failure" Solid advice - I love this. (Hate the typos, though.
A rainy day, lost luggage, tangled lights Rainy day: grab a book and a blanket; Lost Luggage: a good reason to shop! Tangled Christmas Tree lights: Time to sit back and take your time to enjoy the moment and remember what Christmas is really about.