Happy holidays! 

Below are some gifts from me to you. 

These are some things I can offer to (virtually) show you how much I appreciate you. They are also gifts that I hope will soothe you and bring you a feeling of peace. 

Oh, and one of my all-time favorite gifts is up there 👆. It is a permission slip. And, it is a reminder that YOU ARE ENOUGH. 

You are the gift! Never forget that. 

(Note  — you might recognize these because they are gifts I give you every year! But that doesn’t make them any less heartfelt. Think of this permission slip and these gifts like the chocolate kiss cookies your mom made every Solstice for as long as you can remember. Love is in the ritual sometimes!) 

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  • I send you simplicity, love, and ease.
  • I send you a long nap in the middle of the day, your cats snuggled beside you.
  • I send you Grandma’s quilt wrapped around you as you read a great book.
  • I send you laughter with your best friend as you sip cinnamon tea.
  • I send you the memory of your childhood and the sound of your mother’s voice late at night.
  • I send you a kiss on the forehead.
  • I send you a deep sigh of letting go.
  • I send you a heart that can hold your grief just as confidently as it holds your joy.
  • I send you the surprise of colored lights as you turn a corner where you thought it was pitch dark.
  • I send you striped candy canes and the smell of pine.
  • I send you a pillow scented with lilac.
  • I send you deep sleep. 
  • I send you a sky full of twinkling stars who hold your secret dreams. 
  • I send you oceans of release. 
  • I send you long meals with people you love. 
  • I send you clove-scented candles and flickering flames. 
  • I send you a hot bath with eucalyptus bubbles. 
  • I send you a space of time to sit and gently watch the sun set. 
  • I send you the giggles of children. 
  • I send you your own heart’s squeal of delight. 
  • I send you buttered toast on a quiet morning before the sun rises. 
  • I send you the sound of snow crunching under your feet. 
  • I send you the smell of a newborn’s soft, pink cheek. 
  • I send you a box filled with hope. 
  • I send you one more breath, one more moment. 
  • I send you here, now, all okay. 
  • I send you the deepest love for who you are and for your sweet heart. 
  • I send you peace. 

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No matter what you celebrate, may it be cozy and full of love. 

I see your heart. I see your love. I see your generosity. I see how hard you try. 

Thank you for being by my side all throughout the ups and downs. 

You’ve inspired me countless times. Your notes have lifted my spirit. Your desire to love and celebrate give me hope for this planet! 

You deserve good things. If you don’t find ’em under the tree, please gift yourself.

Remember that you have permission to be you. You have permission to let go. You have permission to create the kinds of simple, magical moments that nourish you. 

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

🎄 P.S. I encourage you to print this page, cut out your permission slip, and paste it somewhere you can see it often. Please, let yourself off the hook for thinking you need to be or do more. You are enough. You are the gift. Today …  and always. 

🎄 P.P.S. Please forward this newsletter along to someone who might need these gifts + the reminder to let go.