When I was growing up, we had a fake Christmas tree we set up in our basement. Every year my Mom complained about it being in the basement.
She wanted it on the first floor where she could see it every day (understandable) but we had ALWAYS put it in the basement. And the basement was where we had ALWAYS done Christmas festivities.
She thought it was the only place big enough to hold the family and the presents and the food, and it's what was done. Year after year, the tree was set up in the basement.
And every year, she complained about it.
You know what we could have done?
We could have just had 2 trees. One in the basement.
One upstairs. Simple.
It’s interesting how humans get so confined by "what we've always done".
What seems like an insignificant moment - a tree in the basement - is an indicator of a mindset.
There’s a big difference between a holiday tradition and thinking small.
There’s a big difference between comforting ritual and thinking small.
There’s a big difference between peaceful routine and thinking small.
Moral of the story? Have as many trees as you want, wherever you want. Put them all over the house in every room....or don’t, if that’s not your jam.
Create your life ON PURPOSE by thinking and playing BIG. In all ways.
Think big, dream big, act big...and put your Christmas trees all over your house.
Life is too precious to play small in ANY way.
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