Joy To The World
Here we go again…
Another year has almost passed and many people are getting ready to wind down for a well-earned Christmas holiday break. Please note: I did not say rest … because for most, restful is not what these next few weeks are really all about. It’s a time of busyness and getting everything “done by Christmas” … a crazy notion that rears its ugly head every year about this time. And as the deadline looms, people become more anxious and joy, peace and love fly out the window.
Recognise anyone you know?
It doesn’t have to be this way. You can put joy, peace and love right back into the mix if you are willing to stop … take a breath … and relax … and choose …
Remember, this time of year (like every other time) is whatever YOU decide it is for you. It’s a perfect time to decide how you would like to be in relationship to anyone and everyone no matter what else is going on. It’s an ideal time to heal old hurts and resolve old conflicts – particularly with family – and it’s a time when you can choose a different response to the one you had last year (or last century!)
Of course you always have this choice and there is something about this time of year that makes it easier. People are more aware of the importance of being kind and acting with love and compassion – peace and goodwill towards all men – and this has a snowball effect … the more you give love and joy the more love and joy you get to experience and the more you give, the more you receive.
Choose to give joy, peace and love to yourself, to the ones you love and to the ones you don’t this Christmas and experience the miracle of giving joy to the world.
Every time you smile at someone it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.Mother Theresa