I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas, I truly do. I wanted to thank all of you for your warm wishes and tidings of good joy. That means so much to Phillip and I. We’ve actually had quite the Christmas we had hoped for. It was nice and quiet, we had a big lasagna, watched movies, and lit our candle. If you weren’t with your family, or had no one to spend the day with, think again. You were with us the whole time. If you’re reading this blog, then you’re with family, you’re always in our hearts, you were with us.
I hope the feelings of comfort and cheer last another year! We could all certainly find ways to be kinder and more joyful. We could all smile more at the simple, smaller gifts we give to another in the form of a smile, or even by opening the door for someone, or quieting the mind for a moment to really listen when someone tells us their troubles. I know I’ll be doing my part. I’ll be listening more, smiling more, doing what I can to ease the hurt that a bruised world seems to sometimes relish in. But, I feel these are choices. Pain and anger are choices. As are love and compassion.
The basic principles learned, felt, and shared at Christmas could easily be extended to every day of the year if we only tried in moments of frustration and anxiety to call upon the concepts we learn on this most precious day.
Keep reminders of good moments in your thoughts, keep feelings of hope in your sight, and keep faith and good will in your heart.
Merry Christmas everyone!
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