The year has sped by; time is relative and 2016 has, relatively speaking, passed quickly.
As we approach the end of the year and many of us (depending on our religious beliefs) enter the holiday season, I have a few ideas to share:
- I hope that Peace finds its way into your hearts and homes in the days ahead – and now.
- May you find ways to express love to the people in your life – those you know and love, and those Life puts in your path.
- Please remember to be gentle with and good to yourself.
- For those in deep pain or grief, please remember that holidays are one chunk of time that lasts 24 hours. After all we’ve been through, we can do that – get through a 24-hour period — no matter how we feel.
Before my son’s death, I so loved and cherished traditional holidays. After, holidays became a day when although I’m aware of who’s around, I’m also clearly conscious of who isn’t.
That’s when I decided to let every day be Christmas, if I wanted.
I could give love, a gift or a smile – to anyone I wanted. Also I decided to let Thanksgiving be a daily event instead of something I celebrated one day every year in November.
It’s taken an enormous amount of stress from the holidays. I can be grateful. I can give love and presents whenever I want, not just one day a year.
No matter the events in our lives, one day (whether it’s a holiday or a normal day) will soon be over — a day to remember. Life as we know it will return.
Let each day be a day to remember by living it as best as we can in a spirit of love and respect for, and service to each other.
A warm thank you to all my site guests; writing wouldn’t be any fun (not that it isn’t hard work) if nobody wanted to read what I wrote.
From the Desk of…
December 23, 2016
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