Holidays have been hard the last year, and I had pretty much forgone them completely, not having a tree at all last year. So many things that I thought were important have become so trivial, and the people and things that matters most to me in my heart has risen to the surface.
The simple beauty of a lit Christmas tree reminds me of simpler times, when life was less busy, loving someone didn’t hurt, and my biggest concern was having to clean my room. I’ve spent the last year trying to dial back to those simpler, quieter times. Cherishing the moments and the people that mean most, and brushing off the things that, in the long run, really make no difference at all.
Life is too short, and too precious to worry about what doesn’t matter. Every damn day, try to be the best version of your authentic, genuine self, and be a little better than you were the day before. Laugh, smile, don’t take yourself too seriously. Give freely of yourself to others, and just watch how it returns to you tenfold. Embrace the challenges you face, as they only serve to make you stronger, and I promise you, you are already stronger than you think. Leave every person your life touches a little bit better than you found them, you never know what battle they are fighting that day, be remembered for the right reasons, and for being the person that made a positive difference in their day. Just. Be. You. 💜
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