Light the cranberry-cinnamon-apple-spiced-nutmeg scented candle you got on major discount last January and cue the Mariah Christmas album — it is officially the most wonderful time of the year!
While I love all of the sights, sounds, and (especially) smells of the holiday season, what makes it so “wonderful” is often felt.
There’s a monumental shift in the earth’s energy when the clock strikes midnight on Thanksgiving. Suddenly, the world is brighter. A beautifully, blinding glare of hope and happiness, outshining all of your dimmest worries and shedding new light on your pettiest of problems.
Did you know that people’s hearts grow an average of three times their normal size during the holiday season? I heard the bigger it gets the more love it will produce, it’s been medically proven, by a Doctor named Suess!
My point here is we should harness this energy to put what truly matters into perspective. To give to those in need a helping hand or just a warm smile. To be kinder to strangers in passing and resist the urge to dodge their eye contact. To call the people you’ve lost touch with and let them know you’re thinking of them.
There’s no better time than now to start doing the feel-good-things that matter most.
I don’t know about you but over the last few days, I’ve thrown both my budget (and diet) goals out the window.
I’m justifying the excessive shopping by reassuring myself that the Black Friday deals I took advantage of were “too good to pass up.”
And they were! ← Still justifying…
I reluctantly traded my Christmas pjs for normal clothes to do my shopping in person. In doing so, I scored the sweater I’m wearing, along with these flare leg jeans and gold bracelet for 25% off at Madewell. I also picked up this Tory Burch bag for 30% off! Checkout the below links to find out everything I purchased on Friday. Don’t worry, the deals are just as sweet!
Today, I plan on doing all of my damage from the comfort of my couch.
I’ve highlighted items that are still on my wish list, many of which I’ll nab today for an extra discount. Every item ranges from 20-50% off so make sure you snag them before the Cyber Monday sales end! Happy shopping!