Hi there! 🤗
How's your Christmas shopping coming along? 🙂
My favorite parts of Christmas are baking delicious treats with my babies 😋 and spending time with loved ones. 💜
What are your favorite parts?
This time of year, I have to be really mindful about what activities we add to our calendar since it's easy to schedule too many events which makes it hard for me to really savor the beauty and joy of the season.
You have permission to erase the non-essentials from your calendar to make space for the things that really matter to you.
You don't need my permission (or anyone else's permission) to fully enjoy your life.
Your desires were placed inside of you so that you can delight in their unfolding which means that permission is completely unnecessary.
Where are you holding yourself back until you receive a permission slip?
In what areas of your life are you not allowing yourself complete freedom because you're waiting for someone's permission to do the things that light you up?
Please stop waiting.
Give yourself permission and finally start doing the things that bring you insane amounts of joy.
But what will happen if you release all the "shoulds" and allow yourself to be really happy?
The worst that could happen is that you'll be ridiculously happy. 😁
You won't care what anyone else thinks about you and your actions when you're floating on cloud nine.
This life that you've been given is yours to live, and your desires are your guiding light.
No one else can possibly guide you down the path of your greatest joy.
Throw out the rulebook, say goodbye to what everyone else thinks you should be doing, and follow your heart.
I'm not telling you to quit your job today if you need the income to survive.
Not surviving probably wouldn't make you very happy. 😉
What I am saying is this- find ways to be happy at work while spending lots of time outside of work doing the things that you really want to be doing.
The world is asking for the happiest version of you- not the version of you who is sacrificing, suffering, and benefitting no one in the process.
You deciding to be happy is the greatest gift you can give your loved ones this holiday season. 🎁
Your smile and your joy uplift the world far more than your sacrifice.
If you want to bring more Christmas spirit into this holiday season, focus on your happiness first.
You have permission to be outrageously happy.
That's why you're here.
Now go be happy and don't give a rip what anyone else thinks. 😀
Enjoy this one beautiful life of yours!!! ✨
Much love to you,
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If you missed my letter Tell Yourself the Truth, you can read it here.
You can read my next letter The Gifts and Surprises of 2023 here.