You don’t need a season to tell you to buy, bake, clean, worry and feel exhausted.
It’s what you do all the time.
It’s the pressure you put on yourself that makes you feel this way.
You know it, but you can’t stop.
You know you’re loved, but you still feel alone.
You sing “Joy to the World,” but you still want to cry.
Breathe and be easy on yourself.
Take advantage of the early decorators energy.
Admit that their lights have positively distracted you more than once.
Don’t feel guilty. You are wired differently, but still a very good person.
Leave the dust on the floor. You can create a beautiful environment in many other ways.
Serve the imperfect cookie and be proud that you tried.
Make a gift for someone and think about how much they mean to you the whole time.
Don’t make a wish list. It will lessen your appreciation for what you already have…which is enough.
Put your change in the red bucket and be grateful you can afford to.
Celebrate what YOU celebrate. Don’t be offended by differences. Learn from them.
Smile when it’s hard. Remember that you are not alone.
And remember as the sleigh bells ring and also when the robins sing
That you made it through another one…
Beacuse YOU are a treasure.