This morning I was blessed to wake up in a warm bed, and to breakfast at the Penthouse Restaurant in the beautiful beach town of Santa Monica, California, overlooking a calm blue ocean. Azure skies. A Surfer’s Christmas. Extraordinary. Awe-inspiring. Magical.
I think I’ll put my toes in the frigid water and walk along the shore, drinking in a view that truly feels holy. What a great way to celebrate the Prince of Peace, the miracle of the candles, the blessing of family, and the sunshine, air, beauty and food that are our daily gifts from Mother Nature.
As an aside, the Penthouse is one of the most epic views in the world, with food prices that are only slightly higher than normal. Many views this extraordinary are not available to the public, or at a price that is prohibitive. It’s definitely a place to visit when you come to the Los Angeles area (and it is where we do our Fire Ritual at the Valentine’s Investor Edu Retreat).
Today, may you be rich in all of the things that money cannot buy. Family. Friends. Adventure. Offering (or receiving) a helping hand. Free hugs. I remind myself that these moments are the true holiday gift, and to drink them in.
Thank God for a season dedicated to honoring peace and showing love, when we let our faith, love and fellowship bridge anything that might divide us.
Gratitude is definitely the word of the day. A man recovering from a stroke is so grateful for the simple gift of organic strawberries and cookies that he tears up. I think more than anything he was simply touched to have been remembered. He also loves Harry’s Berries, and I know he will truly savor every bite! A friend recovering from surgery is so thankful that I washed her dishes that she thanked me for that even more than for the expensive wine and food basket.
I am so grateful that I’ve been able to break bread with so many members of my family over the past few years, that my work allows me the freedom to be a nomad, crisscrossing the globe, rich in experiences, blessed with the wisdom of sustainable visionaries and world-renowned economists, and that I am able to deliver that information back to you. I am honored and blessed that you value these time-proven systems and my forensic, investigative analysis, and that you gift me your presence and your trust. What a treasure it is to have a “job” that consists of finding everyday solutions for everyday people to live a richer life, protect their assets, earn money while they sleep and provide for a better tomorrow. This is definitely my dream come true job.
Happy Holy Days! May wisdom and right action be your talisman in 2017, and peace, love, fun and family be your treasure in the coming Holy Days.
Below are a few blogs that might inspire you on Boxing Day. Feel free to leave me a Christmas message in the comments section of this blog at NataliePace.com or on my Twitter and Facebook pages.
God Bless the Child, and Ron Finley.
2017 Crystal Ball: Real Estate, The Trump Rally, Gold, Annuities & More.
Earth Gratitude. 21 Visionary Leaders Offer Simple Tips for Saving Money and Living Green in a free, downloadable mini ebook.
Life’s a Beach. When You Make It So.
Natalie Pace is the co-creator of the Earth Gratitude Project and the author of The ABCs of Money, The ABCs of Money for College, The Gratitude Game and Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. She blogs on Huffington Post and Medium, and is a frequent guest contributor to national news shows and magazines. She has been ranked the No. 1 stock picker, above over 830 A-list pundits, by an independent tracking agency, and has been saving homes and nest eggs since 1999.