“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”
Last words in The Night Before Christmas.
Christmas was filled with magic for me as a child. We had enough but not more than enough, thus I knew my parents couldn’t afford the abundance we were gifted with during the holiday season. Santa loved us, listened to us, never failed us.
I don’t know how old I was when I let go of the dream, but I do know my heart soars as I watch the magic of it all sparkle in the eyes the little ones who are now in my life.
And I find I can not let go of the knowing of how much suffering, pain, despair, fear, hunger, cold…..so very many children and those who have children deep inside but can not afford to let themselves remember how much they carry on their vulnerable shoulders and in their aching heart.
I celebrate with joy and honour those I love and the many who love me. I am profoundly gifted and grateful. I sincerely hope I have the strength and wisdom to help make some, possible many lives, safer, more loving, productive, hopeful during the year ahead.
Enjoy what you have. Clutch lightly to the good and the true. And promise yourself you will intentionally share hope and love with many more in 2018. It is a year open and waiting to be designed and created and to flourish with all the good will and grace we who know how to do it, can offer.
Bless us all. We are precious and we deserve to love and be loved.
- I am grateful for my life
- I am grateful for my health
- I am grateful for love
- I am grateful for all the blessings, gifts, surprises, delights, food, music, magic and hope this season promises, if we only will allow for it to happen.