’Tis the season… to be grateful! Aveda is celebrating the spirit of the holidays by highlighting the things Aveda Artists and friends are grateful for this year on the Living Aveda blog, and the responses are certainly inspiring.
“Every year since my 20th birthday, I've written down 20-something things that I am grateful for each year. I write them in my favorite notebook and read all my previous notes on my birthday every year. I laugh at myself reading these lists sometimes. It's funny how something as simple as a notebook can show just how much you've grown over the years. Some things change, but mostly, what I am grateful for remains the same,” says Leanne Wei. “The older I grow, the more I've realized how important it is to show gratitude and appreciation towards all the real and genuine people who bring true value to my life. Real friends, healthy relationships and dedicated teachers and mentors are special gems that are so hard to find. If you are lucky enough to have any one of these special people in your life — treat them right and hold them tight. Never, ever take them for granted. There is one thing that I remind myself to do every day, and that is to wake up every morning with a grateful heart no matter how tough life seems to be. When you are grateful for your blessings, it grows. When you take your blessings for granted, you lose it.”
Showing gratitude is simple, yet valuable, as @Luanna90 knows. “I’m grateful for my family who is always there for me! Even if they are miles away,” she shares.
In honor of the holidays, Aveda will be selling Gratitude Journals throughout the season (available in Aveda Experience Centers), so that you can reflect on what you’re grateful for this year too. Each journal is made from lokta bark paper, creating income and giving back to Nepalese papermakers.
Get inspired — continue reading what makes these stylists feel grateful this season on Aveda’s blog!