Tag: Christmas

  • Just Be Still

    Just Be Still

    Have you taken the time to just be still? This may sound like such a trivial task, but it could be a life-saver for many. I’ve been reading a lot about this Great Reset, a global initiative, and a discussion for another day. But the first component of the worldwide reset is to adjust our…

  • Day 23: The Gift of Compassion

    Day 23: The Gift of Compassion

    Today, let’s focus on compassion. What is compassion? According to The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley – Compassion is “suffering together”. But why would suffering together be a gift?

  • Days 20:  The Gift of Patience

    Days 20: The Gift of Patience

    30 Days of Christmas Giving They say patience is a virtue for a reason. Patience may be one of the hardest gifts to give, but when you have it… give it! What is patience? It is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset (Google Dictionary). Quite often,…

  • Day 17: The Gift of Listening

    Day 17: The Gift of Listening

    Do you think listening to others is a gift? Well, I can assure you that it is. One of my most significant challenges in life is listening, and I am pretty confident that my family will be the first to admit it. Having self-diagnosed ADD and continuously multitasking, I know I only hear half of…

  • Day 12: The Gift of Christmas Spirit

    Day 12: The Gift of Christmas Spirit

    During this time of year, many people enjoy Christmastime festivities; however, for most that happy spirit ends on January 1st. What we need to do is make that same spirit last forever. Have you noticed that no matter how many things you have to accomplish during the holidays, you still have a sense of joy…

  • Day 10: The Gift of Music

    Day 10: The Gift of Music

    The gift of music is one of the most fun gifts to give others. Music is such a simple gift, yet so beautifully orchestrated to provide us with the perfect mood. When you watch movies, the music is set to provide the mood. When the Hallmark cowboy kisses the the beautiful lonely New York gal,…

  • Day 9: Helping the Needy

    Day 9: Helping the Needy

    As winter is now upon us and the temperatures are reaching frosty numbers, we should reflect on those in need. The homeless are living in cardboard boxes with t-shirts and no scarves. Maybe, some folks in your town are living without heat because they can’t afford it. How about the children attending school, who haven’t…

  • Day 8: The Gift of Forgiveness

    Day 8: The Gift of Forgiveness

    As humans, we all experience challenging and unfortunate situations with others. In most cases, when someone has wronged us, we tend to close the door on them. We fill our hearts with hate, mouths with gossip, and our souls with anger. But what we should be doing is ‘Forgiving’. Sometimes others do things because it…

  • Day 6: Give the Gift of Sweets

    Day 6: Give the Gift of Sweets

    Everyone loves freshly baked cookies, cakes, or bread during the holiday season, especially when it comes from the heart. Grab your apron and turn on the oven – flour, sugar, and butter, oh my! A good friend of mine surprises us every year during the holidays. She makes this delicious pumpkin bread and personally delivers…

  • Day 5: Helping The Poor

    Day 5: Helping The Poor

    Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. Proverbs 19:17 How many times have you seen a homeless person walking in the streets of New York, Newark, or Philadelphia and turned a blind eye? I know I have! But shortly thereafter, I have a sense of…

  • Day 3: Give the Gift of a Smile

    Day 3: Give the Gift of a Smile

    Everyday should begin with a SMILE.  Have you ever noticed that smiles are contagious?  Smiles make everyone around you feel better. According to Psychology Today, “Scientists and spiritual teachers alike agree that the simple act of smiling can transform you and the world around you”.  Many people do not realize the great effects of a smile,…

  • Day 2: The Gift of Self

    Day 2: The Gift of Self

    “30 Days of Christmas Giving” As the Christmas season is approaching, are you beginning to feel a sense of happiness, compassion and love? I hope so, because this is what the Christmas Season is all about.  On Day One of our “30 Days of Christmas Giving”, we ‘Fed the Hungry’.  In Jesus’ own words, “Whoever…