Happy Holidays! Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s will be different this year for all of us and will be extremely sad for many. This holiday season is a time for heart connections, family visits, love exchanges, and for smiling a little more than usual whether there are physical gifts exchanged or not. The best gift we can give is to express the love that we are, by loving others and by allowing ourselves to be loved. This time of year we celebrate the birth of Jesus but we also look forward to a birthing of a greater degree of faith, peace, love, and joy for these are things which make life worth living. We look forward to the promise of Christmas. “Believe that there is a presence who’s function is to bless you, to be a benediction and to be the instrument of God’s Grace. Trust it.” (Joel Goldsmith).
During this pandemic we are aware we cannot visit the same way as we have in the past. Maybe this year a way to share your love is to send out Christmas cards to your friends and family. Then possibly set a time for a video visit if you can. Remember to quarantine for two weeks before you drive to visit your loved ones or just make lots of phone calls. One year I gave myself the gift of calling my closest friends and family members that I hadn’t spoken to in a long while.