A true Christmas bonus is unexpected, gracious, generous and heart-warming. Receiving a bonus is cause for me to reflect on other Christmas bonuses that I received in the past and what their implications meant for me in the coming year. (Not to mention the birth of a new son!)
Successfully letting go is almost constant surrender to God and willfully shedding the pain of trying to handle life on our own. It is the denial of self and surrendering to others. Sometimes, we can warp this and strive for others approval as a way of feeling good about ourselves and finding value and worth in their praises. But the truth is our value and worth is already priceless in the eyes of a heavenly Father who loves us more than we could ever imagine. God is love!