This time of year always brings so much joy + gratitude to my heart. It's a wonderful time to sit back and reflect on the past year and the magic of new beginnings with the New Year quickly approaching. The holiday season brings people together, ignites a giving spirit, and most importantly shows us that the most beautiful thing you can offer another human is love. Extending a smile to a stranger, offering a compliment to a co-worker, volunteering in your community, holding the door open, sending a thoughtful card to the people that mean the most of you - all of these are small acts of love + kindness that can completely transform the person's day, week, month and even year! You have no clue what a small amount of your generosity + love can do for another.
I collect all of my favorite cards + notes that I've been given over the years. Some of them still bring a tear (or several) to my eyes when I re-read them. It's comforting and fills my soul with so much love. Receiving a card in the mail makes me do a happy dance. Knowing that someone took the time out of their day to extend thoughtfulness and joy my way is something that never goes unnoticed.
This season is largely focused on gift-giving (which, by the way, I LOVE and am not suggesting that's necessarily a negative thing) but I encourage you to send a card. Its so much sweeter than any text or gift. The power of you words is incredibly special to the recipient. Think of a co-worker who has always been kind to you, your neighbor that shovels your snow every now and again, those dear friends from the past you may have lost touch with, or maybe even your local barista. Whoever touches your life in a meaningful way deserves your stewardship this holiday season.
Wishing you the most magical Christmas. Filled with love, joy, gratitude and loads of laughter.
From my heart to yours,
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