The holiday season is here in full force.  Trees are up and halls are decked.  Soirees are booked and gifts are bought.  Visits are planned and cookies are baked.

But what do we really want for Christmas?

Peace, hope, inspiration, truth.

The best gift we could ever receive is the ability to be who we truly are.  To tell our own story without worrying how we might be judged. To live every day with authenticity.

And the best gift we could ever give is acceptance.

Jim Valvano once said, “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”

Who do you believe in?  Have you told them?  Have you reminded them that they are magical and exceptional and blazing a trail?  And what can you do today to share your true self with the world?

Let’s remember the reason for the season.  And unwrap the gifts we already have inside.