This morning,  Christmas eve morning, I received this lovely note from my friend Candace. She's one of the voices that I really like to work with. She's versatile, funny, takes direction well, works hard when she's in the booth and as a voice over artist, I always know that my clients will be thrilled with the end results.

So on to this e--mail I received, and one that I believe in.

Season's Greetings Everyone!
I wanted to wish everyone the best of the holiday season and as we say in my family, Happy Christmas. We all know that Christmas is the season of giving and most of us get caught up in shopping, buying and giving. The stress of spending and whether we have given enough or bought the right thing looms over us. We have created a hierarchy in our giving/receiving relationships, a pecking order that somehow leaves the “receiver” with a lesser status than the “giver”. That “receiving” forces you to give up control and in order to regain your power, you must reciprocate. We are hard-wired to give and have been taught all our lives that giving is better, so receiving has taken an embarrassed back-seat in our social networks. Receiving makes us feel guilty, that perhaps we aren’t worthy of what we get, or that we have to earn what we’re given. I pooh-pooh this! Embrace receiving with grace and gratitude and create strong connections between giver and receiver. Be open to the gifts you receive; the tangible things but also the intangible: gifts of life, love and each other. Take a moment this season to believe that you are worthy of all you receive.
Lots of Christmas kisses and love all year round!

Nice huh? Yeah, I think so too.
Thanks Candace, and a Merry Christmas to you too!