Some of you may remember this same time last year when I introduced our magical Elf Klutz. He is my alternative version of other popular Elves that tend to visit homes at this time of the year! While I absolutely love the magic and fun of traditional holiday elves, I have never loved some of the messaging. So, after being gifted an adorable elf at a holiday party, I decided to make my own version of a daily holiday visitor for Audrey! And so Klutz, the Kindness Elf was born!
Klutz is an amalgamation of all of the different areas in my life and my work that I value and find inspiring. He cultivates mindfulness, awareness and consciousness much like my work as a yoga teacher and doTERRA Wellness Advocate.. He touches on taking action that can make a difference in the same spirit as the work I get to do with Supportful. And he offers the opportunity for us as parents to instill in Audrey what we believe the spirit of this season is really about which is being kind, generous and giving towards others, when it can be especially easy to get caught up in what we will be receiving! My husband and I both love this time of year, and being people who are not in any way religious, we find that this is an excellent way for us to create a spiritual yet incredibly important lesson of how important it is to be a good human to other humans lesson. Not because she will receive gifts in return, but because it is simply the right way to be.
So this year, with Audrey being three and having much more awareness than every before, I knew that if I was going to bring on Klutz, I was going to have to be prepared! I have decided that he is going to make his first appearance this Thursday on Thanksgiving, mostly because this year we will have family all around and I think the first finding of Klutz will be fun for all! However, last year I believe I waited until the first of December, which means that by doing it this early, we are going to have a lot more time to spend with our special elf friend. So...I spent the few days writing a letter for each day that Klutz will appear! Instead of cramming it in each night over the next month, I have crammed it all in these last several nights, often staying up much past my bedtime. The notes are brief and nothing too poetic, but each one has a task for her to do that day that will promote kindness and generosity of spirit and other things!
Much like his counterparts, Klutz is not allowed to be touched or he will lose his magic and he will reappear each morning in a new spot! He does not go back each night however to report to Santa on Audrey's behavior. Instead he goes back home to hang with his friends Rudolph and Frosty and other North Pole Elves! Perhaps in upcoming years, I will even write out much more about his evenings of adventures! For now though, the notes are completely geared towards Audrey and how she can be of service this Holiday Season! 35 of them to be exact, because even though I only needed 33 days, I wanted to have just a couple extra, both for myself and for YOU!
Yeah, so here is the exciting part...recalling what a big response I got from my post last year about this, I decided to go ahead and publish these notes on Google! This way anyone who is interested can use them yourself! Of course, there will have to be a name change unless you brilliantly named your child Audrey, but all 35 notes are there for the taking! You can copy, paste and simply print them out, or even hand write them each night and use them as a reference! I personally may print them on some fun, colorful paper!
My hope is that those of you who were inspired by this last year, will perhaps join me in it this year! I am super passionate about raising a conscious, kind-hearted and mindful human. I also believe that she already is all of those things, it is simply our job as her parents to give her the opportunity to nourish it within herself. We could all use more kindness and mindfulness in our world today. Who better to lead that, than our children?
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is a Mama, Wife, Teacher, Writer and Creator of One OM at a time. She has been teaching and studying yoga since 2008 and has taught at studios in Syracuse, Boston and New York City. For two years her hOMe was wherever she, her husband Justin, their daughter Audrey and pug Oscar find themselves as they traveled for Justin's job on the national tour of Matilda the Musical. This way of living has really taught Sara that yoga and mediation requires nothing more than some time and a space for your mat. You can find Sara teaching regular classes in NYC, workshops and retreats all over the country as well as in her very own online studio right here!