12 Days of Christmas- Self Care Edition

Today is the kick off of what I lovingly have come to call Hell week, it means I will bust my ass to pull off a fabulous event this week for unknown numbers of people. It’s still early in my corner of the world, hell I haven’t even finished my morning coffee yet. However this morning I was reading Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy as I do every morning and today’s piece resonated so deeply that I just had to share. While the piece is about the 12 Days of Christmas, frankly as far as I am concerned it’s applicable to anyone dealing with winter holidays. Enjoy!
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On the first day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of my Undivided Attention
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On the second day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Enthusiasm
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On the third day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Creative Energy
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On the fourth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Simple Seasonal Pleasures
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On the fifth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Tenderness
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On the sixth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Good Cheer
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On the seventh day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Beauty
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On the eighth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Communication
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On the ninth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of surprise
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On the tenth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Wonder
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On the eleventh day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Peaceful Surroundings
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On the twelfth day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Joy

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