Hope is a Journey….

With Christmas on the horizon, my thoughts have been drawn more to the emotional aspects rather than the materialistic chaos that usually ensues during this season.

I think that we often get caught up in the frenzy of shopping, decorating, baking, and wrapping…

And lose focus on the things that truly matter.

We forget that, in the end, life isn’t measured by what we have…

it’s measured by the love we give, the compassion we embody, and the times we share with others.

You see, these things are the true gifts we can give to others – not just on Christmas, but EVERY day.

For some, they need this love, compassion, and company more than you realize.

For others, Christmas (and many/all of the other holidays) is a very sad and lonely time.

These ‘special days’ are often painful reminders of loved ones missing…

Or loved ones suffering during a time that should be joyous and carefree…

And some just feel like they have nothing left to celebrate….

So remember to take time to give comfort to those in need.

Pray for their sorrows to ease and that the sun will begin to shine again on their horizon.

Give some of your extra time to brighten a person’s day.

Just think about how you’d feel if you were in need….

and someone took the time to just GIVE…

You see folks, Christmas isn’t just about what you get,

it’s about what you GIVE….

It’s not about how many presents are under the tree…

It’s about the what is given from the heart.

Truly, the best things in life aren’t ‘Things’…

And….as we celebrate Santa’s gifts,

Remember that the true gift is the birth of Christ Jesus.

May you all have a Blessed and Merry Christmas as you give freely,

love deeply,

and celebrate joyously.

May Peace be with you……

Love and Light,


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