Give yourself a break.
You don’t have to be productive every day
to feel like you are enough.
Make some time for afternoon naps,
Recall every compliment
you’ve received lately and believe them.
Be aware of moments
when you can get out of your way to be kind
to someone and realize that you’re capable of change.
Take it to heart
how life can be so simple and so idle
and still be filled with much peace and much love.
Remember, every now and then
to be gentle with yourself and take some time
to go outside and breathe in the beauty of calmly evolving.
Your progress won’t be ruined
if you take some time to be realigned with yourself.
Take all the time you need.
I hope your December becomes magical for you. I hope you experience the kind of happiness that’s made from experiencing warm memories with the people you love. I hope you give some random speeches of gratitude to the ones who keep your peace of mind like your best friend’s good listening skills, the friendly waiter who smiles at you as he or she serves your favorite meal every Tuesday or the person who feels like the love of your life whenever you see him or her at church every Sunday. I hope you’d be reminded this season that you are not alone, and the support you give to those who need them is just as much precious as the support you receive. I hope you make time to fool around, get less serious and just be proud of the person you became. I hope you live in moments of surprise hugs, interesting conversations, and spontaneous laughter because nothing in this life ever stays the same.