My Christmas Wish List for You

A close friend of mine has had a really tough year, as many of us have.  She has struggled and is looking toward the new year for new beginnings.  She was talking to me about wanting to get me something for Christmas, but just couldn’t afford anything.  

Her words haunted me as I thought about dreams and hopes dashed and stomped into the ground.  

And as I thought about what I truly wanted for her, I realized I created a ‘Christmas Wish List’ from me to her.  And I thought it might just be what you wish for those in your life that have struggled, or for yourself. 

So I am sharing my Christmas Wish List for you, too.

Much Love,

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My Christmas Wish List for you…..

I want you to prosper.  Not just survive, but thrive and prosper and glow again, or for the first time.  I want you to know what it’s like to succeed on your own and be your own woman.  I want you to have the drive, the determination, the goals, and the tenacity to get up every single day and do everything you have to do to get to the prospering place, wherever that may be.

I want you to be a better person than you were the day before and know that, because of this, you and your son will be ok, after all, in spite of all you’ve been through.  You’re a good person, a great person, but we ALL can be a better person.  We just have to stop, look around and see what we want for ourselves to be better and go after that.

I want you to distance yourself from those in your life that drain you emotionally, physically, and financially, so you can rise above pettiness, drama and the energy sucking that goes along with those people. That’s not to mean they’re not in your life, but it means they no longer hold any control over your feelings or actions.

I want you to adjust your attitude about everything that has ever happened to you to one of ‘experience’ instead of one of ‘why me?’.  EVERYTHING you’ve been through up to this very moment in your life has shaped you to where you are RIGHT now.  It’s that way for all of us.  We screw up, we learn, we do differently.  You’ll never stop screwing up, none of us will.  But if we use that screw up as a learning experience, then we’ve bettered ourselves and won’t be as likely to make that Same screw up again. Or at least we’ll be able to look at it differently.  

I want you to look at each day as an opportunity.  Attack it.  Live it. Dream it.  Look for something good in every single day, because it’s there.  Sometimes it’s hard to find, but it IS there.  And sometimes, it’s so damn tiny, that you have to squint to see it, but it IS there.  And then smile about that one thing, if that’s the only good thing about the day.  

I want you to plan your destiny.  Of course, destiny, karma and the forces of the universe will laugh, but if you have a plan, a realistic one and a dream driven one, then at least you can get back on track or know the path to take when all those other forces laugh.  Or you’ll be able to look at your plan and say, “Hey…maybe I should take THIS path instead.”   And I want you to write that plan down where you’ll see it EVERY day, and then look at it.  Every Single Day.

I want you to have something that makes you happy.  Something just for you.  A secret ‘thing’ that can make you smile when you pause and see it, or feel it or think about it. This is your sanctuary in this crazy, messed up world we live in.  Pick a place and visualize it then keep it tucked in your memory for those moments when you just can’t take any more.  See it, think it, and know you’ll get through this, too.

And Last, but certainly not least….I want you find love…..with someone who will be your partner in life and love you for eternity.cropped-divider-11-e1289889594630.jpg

May your Christmas hold magic, dream dust and hope.  And may all your wishes turn into dreams and reality.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you all…..

 

 

 

 

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47 comments

  1. Dear Sasha-I am fairly new to your page, but am so thankful I found you! Your life philosophies are an inspiration to all the Glitter Goddesses trying to figure “it” all out. Thanks for reminding us to not to take ourselves so seriously all the time. A great Christmas Wish List that I will share and tell everyone this is from my friend Sasha! Check out her Facebook page! Merry Christmas to you and your family. My Christmas wish for you ….so many snorts you lose count!

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  2. That’s beautiful and so true Sasha. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I wish you everything good, you deserve it. Love ya

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  3. Such precious wishes, Thank you for your sweet and loving wishes. You have many special qualities sweet lady.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Continued blessings always.

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  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family …. you have a beautiful heart and soul ❣💖💞wishing you peaceful times and happiness now and in the new year ❣

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  5. Thank you Sasha……as always your words were spot on and we could all learn and take your advice . Merry Christmas to you and your family and a wonderful bright New Year !

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  6. I feel like this was written for me, I love this and definitely will share it.. One thing I have learned as I have gotten older is to distance myself, I don’t need all the drama as so forth. You are so much better off without it.. Happy Holidays to you and your family..

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  7. This is perfect, my friend is also having a rough time and it’s has been going on for a couple of years. I hope you don’t mind if I steal this and change it slightly, she is moving house first week of January and this would be a perfect mission statement for the start of the rest of her life.
    Thank you for the company and the laughter, I wish you and yours a Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year

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    • Thanks so much Maeve and I hope your friend prospers. I’d appreciate it if you’d credit me when you share it with her and see her on her new adventure! Thanks for hanging out with me and Cheers to you for a fabulous new year as well!

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  8. So much wisdom in every line. I especially like the lines “Attack it. Live it. Dream it”. Those words should be framed and looked at every day. Your whole Christmas Wish List is really a mission statement for women. I love it. Good words Sasha! ❤️

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  9. You are an amazing woman with a heart of gold and a way with words! Love this Christmas wish list and will be sharing with other Canadians. So glad that I found you a month ago as you bring sunshine into every day. Merry Christmas to you & yours!

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  10. A beautiful Christmas List and exactly what I needed today. I am looking at the need to relocate to begin my life yet again after losing my job last month. It is difficult to find work as a 61 year old nurse. I enjoy your upbeat view on life and the happiness you’ve learned to experience despite your heartaches. I pray many will be able to build happiness into their lives as well. Thank you.

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  11. These words ring so true to each and every one of us….no one has a perfect life and none of us are perfect…very kind and reassuring words we all need to read, both now for the Holidays but also every day on this earthly home!Many thanks Sasha for keeping us grounded and keeping things in perspective!

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  12. Sasha,
    Thank you so much for being part of my life this year and last year. You have been there to encourage me when I am down and make me laugh and snort when I am sad. I admire how you are so upbeat and help me and others feel better about ourselves. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Mac Daddy and tater and your dad. This was very touching and I shared it on facebook . I just love you and your page!!!

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    • Thank YOU so much for your kind words, for hanging out with me and for sharing what I write. That REALLY helps so much and I so appreciate it. Much love to you and yours ~ ❤

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  13. Amazing words!! So inspiring!! Your an amazing woman and thank you so much for making my day so much brighter!! Appreciate it!! I miss seeing you on Sunday’s but everyone deserves a break. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you and your family!! Hope you received my Christmas card!!

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  14. Sasha, I want you to know how truly blessed you are to have the gift of words the way you do. Your words touch me like they were wrote just for me, even though they weren’t but I want you to keep doing what you do because I am sure you are a positive in so many people’s lives. Thank you for being who you are and letting us in to get a peek at your world. And mostly, keep on writing!!!! I look forward to seeing your posts on Facebook and your emails! Much love to you and yours!

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  15. You nailed it Sasha. I too, have a few friends that would benefit from reading this.

    Thank you for your beautiful and heartfelt words!!! 💕

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