December 16, 2014 –
Peace on Earth –
Peace on earth, good will toward men, joy and happiness – it’s the season. It never was a guarantee on this planet of free will, though. We never came here expecting to find those things. We did come here with a sense of determination to create those things. If they are missing from your life this holiday season, I hope that together we can find some ways for you to generate them, and therefore put yourself in a place of attracting more of them.
Could you be more peaceful if you found a quiet place of solitude? If that place was comfortable and enjoyable, and you were sipping your favorite coffee or tea or hot chocolate, would that help? If you focused on how far you have come, instead of how far you have to go, would you treasure yourself more? If you gave all your concerns over to God during those few minutes, would your Spirit be lighter?
If you saw a need in a neighbor or family member, and you filled it without expecting anything back, would you be happier with yourself? If you sent silent prayers to those who need them, would you understand that you have given a very real, and very important gift? If you took a step back, and reminded yourself that everybody is usually doing the best they can at any given time with the knowledge and the resources they currently have available, would you feel more tolerant and accepting?
If you looked around for something that brings a smile to your face, and you did more of that, would your day be brighter? If you gave yourself the gift of a walk, or a new book, or a phone call to a friend, would you feel more connected to the joy of life?
This is the season of peace, and goodwill, and happiness. What are you going to do to make it happen?