On behalf of our Savvy Miss team, I want to take a moment and thank you for welcoming us into your inbox and life. 2020 has been like no other year and we’re honored you joined us in doing our best to create more joy, self-love, and ease in our lives.
This year, we were thrilled to launch our new EveryDay Happy Show podcast (a true labor of love!) and your enthusiasm and support have meant so much to us. Thank you for helping us spread the good word by sharing it with friends and taking a moment to give us 5-stars on iTunes.
This holiday will no doubt be different for most of us — and if you’re like us, that probably brings a whole mixed bag of emotions, especially because this “most wonderful time of year” will look so out of the ordinary.
If you haven’t yet heard Episode 10 of EveryDay Happy Show, I share four ways to navigate the 2020 holidays and how you can find joy in a simpler holiday season.
You can listen here: How to Approach and Get the Most Out of the Holidays This Year.
I hope this episode helps you feel more peace, love, and joy during this different holiday season.
I know our “to-do” lists run long this time of year, but I want to also share these four ways to make your holidays even brighter:
1. Be Merry and Bright.
Take a cue from children and allow yourself to feel the excitement, joy, and wonder surrounding this season.
Sing out loud, dance around, throw snowballs and try not to take things so seriously.
Joy is infectious. Spread it with reckless abandon.
2. Love More.
Love your friends.
Love your family.
Love your neighbors (even the ones who you don’t always agree with politically!).
Love is what this time of year is truly about, so love this world and every soul in it even more.
3. Give Freely.
Give what you can to those who don’t have as much.
Give people the benefit of the doubt.
Give yourself a break and a pat on the back for the amazing person you are and for all you do.
Give up grudges.
4. Get Swept up in the Spirit of the Season.
Cozy up by a fire.
Savor the smell of Christmas trees and the sight of twinkling lights.
Kick back and devour cookies sans guilt!
Get swept away in the magic of the season and traditions that make you happy.
This is a magical time of year. Enjoy every moment, because like a snowflake in all its unique beauty it’ll be gone too quickly.
Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and love-filled holiday!
Emily, Leslie, Sarah, and the Savvy Team
Quote du jour
“I’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas, but if the white runs out, I’ll drink red.” – A very savvy person
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