How To Reload Your Holiday Spirit
What a year! 2017 buzzed with a whirlwind of everything good, bad and beautiful. For some, this year opened wounds, others have enjoyed moments of developmental bliss. Either way, the year is finally coming to end, pushing all of us to define our own fresh start.
Holiday Spirit is amongst us.
We're not only trying to find the best outfit for the many occasions this season brings, but we're head-first into hunting for the right gifts for our loved ones, it's easy to become stressed and frazzled during this time of the year. Through choosing the right color sweater or gift card for everyone on your list, decisions and choices can be overwhelming. The truth of the matter is, all the materials in the world will never hold the same value your family and friends are worth. Although tradition, great gifting isn't worth going into debt for or being late on bills next month. Now I know, being a great gifter feels like a fitting title, but when your bills are late, your peace-of-mind will want to be otherwise. Honestly, this time of the year should be geared to finding joy and basking in happiness, with the presence of your loved ones not breaking the bank to make a good impression.
Here are a few gifts money can't buy.
- Unconditional Love. This gift holds the most value and will last an eternity. It is genuine, honest, forgiven, accepting of your flaws, and unwilling to love you less...even if it wanted too it couldn't.
- Time: It's a commodity that can't be replaced, revamped or relived. It also never goes out of style. Spend it with those who matter the most and embrace being present regardless of the activity. Remember, time waits for no one, so make the most of it.
- Personal Style: Discovering and owning your inner fashionista. Allowing yourself to experiment and develop a style that compliments not only your best assets but that will also reinforce the confidence you need to step out on your daily runway!
- Family + Friends: Surrounding yourself with the people that matter the most. They are the reinforcers to your foundation. The ones that will have your back, lift your spirits when they are down, encourage you to never give up, inspire you to reach for the stars, and keep you grounded when you might find yourself loosing sight of whats important.
Now I know that for some the saying " A new year, A new me", is sooo cliché...BUT..for most this cliché holds a lot of truth. Why not use a new year to allow yourself a clean slate? Many truly are looking to make a new change, find a new path, create a new journey. So by all means, set your goals, stay focused, stay driven, stay passionate, make the sacrifice, accept the challenges and MAKE IT HAPPEN! The ONLY person stopping YOU from accomplishing anything you want to do is...YOU! Stop making excuses as to why you "Cant", and start finding a solution as to how you can do it. Trust me when I say anything and everything is possible!
So with that said, I wish you all the best year in 2018. May your hard work and determination bring you all the success and fortune you deserve. May your heart and soul be filled with love, happiness, and life! Continue to support and encourage those with dreams and aspirations so that the universe can reward you back!
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
Thank you all for the love and support!
Stay tuned, 2018 is going to be
J U I C Y.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Stephanie M. is a #BossyMommy who thinks you can have your cake and eat it too. She is a wife and mother to a beautiful baby girl. She is a Merchandise Coordinator, founder of Mpóze - a women’s apparel line and fashion production/styling company. Being a mother and having a career can be overwhelming but not impossible. Learning to balance a busy life by setting a guidelines and staying true-to-thy-self is key.
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