Giving To Yourself This Holiday Season
I’ll let you in on a little secret.
I have been for years.
And I’m a damn good one too. I work hard to make sure that everyone gets what they really want or need each year.
Every good Santa does. That’s the magic.
This year, I’ve decided to make that same commitment to myself…to make sure that I get what I really want.
Of course, that’s easier said than done. It’s so much easier to work hard for others than it is to do for ourselves.
So, I’m enlisting a bit of support (from my Santa-self). You may want to try it too!
Write a letter to your Santa-self.
Dear Santa –
This year I’d like:
To let myself be playful again.
To laugh out loud every day. (The real way – from my belly, not the lol way that comes from my thumbs.)
To be sure to touch in regularly with the people I love (no matter how busy I am).
To remember to see the person right in front of me (the cashier at Starbucks, the UPS guy, the lady across from me on the train, etc…). To meet their eyes and smile, even when it’s just in passing.
To ask for what I need from the people who care about me.
To accept fear for what it is and move on.
To continue to earn the trust of my friends, children, husband, sibling, parents, colleagues, and clients.
To revel in the simple beauty of living this life and to be grateful for every single moment of it.