Christmas is around the corner, and I truly believe this is the most WONDERFUL time of the year! Whether you still need to shop and wrap, you’re counting down the days until school and work are over OR you’re relaxing and blasting Christmas music all day (that’s not just me right? 🤷♀️😹), this 12 Days countdown is for you!
While the 12 days of Christmas usually begin Dec 25, my 12 Days of Positivity and Self-Care are kicking of Thursday Dec 14, and will last through Christmas Day! Check back each evening around 8:00 EST to see the next Days theme or idea to get your heart and mind ready for Christmas! Please share with someone who loves Christmas or needs to get in the spirit! Visit The Weekly Sparkle Facebook page for more as well! Day 1 will be posted this Wednesday 12/13 @ 8:00pm for Thursday’s kick off! Please see the tab at the top of the Website for the 12 days updates!
Please tag #Sparkle12Days on your social media to get others involved!
To the MOST wonderful time of the year! 🎄❤️- Aurora
We are in my favorite time of year. For as long as I can remember, Christmas has been the most anticipated time of year for me. Since I was little my parents always made sure to make this time of year very special and full of family time and memory making. One thing they always made sure I understood, was how important it was to be grateful for the things we had, even though this time was so heavily focused on present giving and receiving.
This idea has had me thinking a lot lately. While I’ve been so worried about what presents to buy family, friends and coworkers, I really haven’t taken much time to be present myself and focus on what I’m grateful for. I think that’s common though, a lot of us spend so much time trying to find that perfect gift that I think it’s easy to get caught up and forget what exactly the point of the season is- being thankful.
It’s interesting when you think about it, we begin the season with the holiday Thanksgiving which stresses how important it is to appreciate your life and what you have and your loved ones around you. I think it’s perfect that this season begins with such a holiday because it kicks off that emotional feeling and awareness of what you have around you. This has got me thinking most specifically about the next 10 days and how Christmas is right around the corner. You begin going through the checklist in your mind of what you need: did I buy all the presents I need? Is there someone I missing on my list? How many more work days until I’m finally off? What time was that party I’m going to again? Did I send that all my Christmas cards on time? While all of these questions are sure to help you have a wonderful Christmas season, lately I’ve been feeling as though the real question should be am I prepared for Christmas?
Take the next 10 days to think about these questions:
1.Am I remembering the reasons why I’m blessed?
2. Is there love in my heart, thoughts and messages?
3. How have I made a difference in the life of someone less fortunate than me?
4. Am I appreciative of my circumstances: job, housing, relationships etc?
This will help you be present in this season of giving! Write in the comments what you’re doing to prepare your heart and mind for the Christmas holiday. I will be selecting one person this Friday 12-19 to win a $20 gift card to Target to help with last minute shopping! Can be shipped anywhere in the US or Canada!
Your 10 Day Timer starts…. Now.
✨- Aurora Beani