“Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time.” ― Nicholas Sparks
Hello again and Happy Holidays!
I wanted to share something poignant with you today, now that we are in full swing of the holidays. The Winter Solstice has come and gone, Hanukkah is here, Christmas has passed, Kwanzaa is starting, and the New Year is almost here. This can be a time of great cheer and joy, but for some it can be a time of … well, much less than that.
That is why I am sharing with you today.
However you are honoring the winter season, whether you are celebrating and making merriment, or choosing to abstain from the festivities, I hope that you are at peace. I hope that you are creating time for yourself. I hope you are remembering to be silly and play. I hope you are staying in gratitude. I hope you are fully present.
But most importantly, may your heart be light.
As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, may you stay warm from within. May you feel the love that comes not of this world. May you know that you are loved unconditionally. May you know that you are cherished. Know that you are heard, seen, and felt. -If not by the world, then by your very presence with your beloveds. Just being is an invitation to be loved. May you feel inspired to lift another. May you spread cheer all year. May the season of love and light inspire you to shine brightly and inspire another’s life.
I came across a quote the other night that I hadn’t seen in a while. It reminded me of how much power we each have. I am talking about real power; the kind that moves mountains and heals souls, so I wanted to share it with you.
We are all capable of doing Great Things. But these “great things” that I am speaking of are not what the world often considers important accomplishments or accolades. However, these are very Good Deeds indeed. They can literally change worlds and lives.
And they can change your life.
This Christmas Season, mend a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
Write a letter.
Give a soft answer.
Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
Keep a promise.
Forgo a grudge.
Forgive an enemy.
Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else.
Express your gratitude.
Welcome a stranger.
Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of Mother Earth.
Speak your love and then speak it again.
~Howard W. Hunter