However you celebrate this festive season, keep your traditions alive, and create anew, with your friends, family, community and loved ones. In anticipation of this festive season, we ‘deck the halls’ in creating beauty in our homes, offices, nursing homes, hospitals, and schools. We bake sweet treats for good luck, in sharing with our neighbor in the spirit of giving, and the true fulfillment of enjoyment. We anticipate visits with our families and friends near and far, keeping all close in our hearts and minds with cards to write, packages to mail, gift-giving and tradition to celebrate. Today, celebrate the moments of Christmas past, present, and future.
Tradition keeps us grounded in anticipation of what comes around again and again as we celebrate customs handed down from generation to generation. We lovingly remember those that gifted us and helped us reach this point in our lives, and we honor each by living in a state of gratitude for all gifts past that continue giving today. Take the time to reflect… it is a gift…yours. Bring the happiness of your past into your present, and it will be reflected in your future.
Today is a gift, which is why it is our ‘present’ moment. How do YOU want to express yourself to the world? As we are grateful for all gifts great and small, pass them on and brighten the day of another. Your gift will be remembered. Simply smile at a stranger, and you will most likely receive one in return. You will highlight the day of another (and yours), and your gift will be remembered. If you are blessed with abundance, share with another. Anonymously donate a gift to a child, who may not otherwise receive one. It is your opportunity to bring forth the gift of hope to a young life. Your gift will be remembered. Make a visit to your local grocery store and create a dinner gift basket for a friend or stranger that is currently unemployed, and who may not otherwise enjoy a festive meal. Your gift will be remembered. Live the message of Christmas and visit one that is home-bound or ill, and give them the gift of joy. Tis’ the season, and in their lonely days, your gift will be remembered. Teach the children, as they are our future, gifts of love, patience, compassion, kindness, the spirit of giving, and the gratitude in receiving, so that they, too, will celebrate tradition. Your gift will be remembered…
Be a ‘light’ to the world and YOU will be remembered.
Merry Christmas with Love to your and Yours!