Time to read: December is all about gifts, including the gift of time. Less than one minute to read. (Even though it's technically still Nov, I like to start the Christmas countdown the day after Thanksgiving!)
Remember when you were little and Christmas took FOREVER to come? You watched the mail and snuck around the house peeking in closets looking for gifts. Do you remember bursting with anticipation? You lay in your bed, propping your eyes open, hardly able to stand the wait until Christmas morning.
Do you ever feel that sense of pure excitement, thrill and anticipation in your life now? If you do, you're lucky. And I have a feeling that your morning commute doesn't make you leap out of bed at 4:00 am or that staff meeting doesn't cause you to ask, "Is it time yet? Is it time yet?"
What if you could, every once in a while, give yourself the gift of anticipation and thrill?
You don't have to wait for someone else to give you what you want. You don't have to spend a lot of money to feel excited. And you don't have to hope beyond hope that Santa will still put a present under the tree for you.
Giving yourself a gift may be the best... well... gift you can give yourself.
Here are some easy gifts for self-giving:
- Order something and have lots of fun checking the email every hour to see if it has arrived.
- Plan a tea date with a beloved friend you haven't seen in a while and count the days.
- Schedule a phone call with someone far away and relish the waiting to connect.
- Plan a block of free time over the weekend to paint, read, or listen to a favorite album and then get excited.
The key is to plan something and have fun waiting. Choose one and enjoy the feeling of being a kid at Christmas again!
With rebel love,
P.S. Invite your friends to join us for December where I will be all presents all the time in honor of Christmas. They can join us here. Did I mention that I LOVE Christmas?