Happy Holidays, Elated Elves!
As we are frantically buying gifts, trying to figure out what everyone wants and needs, and deciding what we would like to unwrap on Christmas morn, I want to share a story with you about a client.
A couple years ago, this very dutiful, loving only child walked into her appointment with me hysterically crying because she did not have the money to buy her parents an iPad for Christmas. I was trying to understand why she thought her parents would care if she bought them such a lavish gift for Christmas. I emphasized, “What kind of daughter are you everyday? In November, July?” Because that is what it’s truly about – how we treat people in general, not just when a special occasion rolls around.
Do you struggle with the mindset that this time of year is all about the stuff? Do you look at what others buy you and equate it with how much they love you?
I’m challenging you to do it differently this year. Put the focus on how kind, generous, and present you can be this holiday.
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I hope you have a festive week, and, as always, take care of you.
Love Love Love