‘Tis the Season of Joy

‘Tis the Season of Joy

Do you feel joyful?  Or is Covid getting you down this Christmas season?  Nothing should be able to rob you of your joy since joy is an inside thing as opposed to happiness which is often based on external conditions.

Joy is within our own power to express because no person, condition, circumstance, or outside issues can keep us from it.  If we truly want to experience this blissfulness, share ourselves with others.

One of the best ways to bring forth that joy that is within us all is through loving service.  That service does not have to be a big thing – it can be a word of encouragement or some simple act of kindness.  

If you are not feeling joyous this holiday season, try doing something for someone else and see if it does not fill you with a joy that springs up deep from within.

Quote of the Week

 “Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.”

Leo Tolstoy 

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‘Tis the Season of Love

‘Tis the Season of Love!

This is because the story of Christmas is a Love story.

It is the story of the Love of Joseph for Mary, the story of the Love of Mary for her newborn son, Jesus. The story of Love for strangers – the shepherds and the wise men, but mostly it is the story of God’s Love for us. 

With the birth of Jesus, it is a reminder that God is Love and that Love wants us to know that we are Loved, that we are whole, and that within us all is God.  It is a reminder to give the Love we have received back into the world.  To allow the Love within us to pour forth from our thoughts, words, and actions and to let Love be the bond between ourselves and each person who touches our lives. 

This is truly the way to celebrate the holiday season – to give our Love to everyone we meet. 

Have a Happy Holiday by sharing your Love with all.

Quote of the Week

Just remember the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”     

 From “The Polar Express”

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‘Tis the Season of Peace

This, the 2nd week of Advent is about Peace.  What does Peace mean to you?  Does it mean freedom from strife?  Or does it mean a positive assurance that only good is true?  When we are peaceful within, we are rarely disturbed by external events.

This is not as easy as said.  In this hectic time of year, made even more challenging with Covid, it sometimes seems difficult to find peace.   How we do that is by taking time away from all that we have to do and find the time to connect with God.  When we take time to be in the silence, we allow the peace of God to fill us.  By doing so, we allow the Power, which is our Source, to fill us with a limitless source of strength, energy, and peacefulness.

We can travel and journey far and wide to find a place that is peaceful, but the true journey to peace is made in our consciousness.  For wherever we go, there we are.  If we are filled with fear and worry, even if we escape to a peaceful place, that fear and worry will be there with us.

When we connect in our hearts and minds with the inner peace that is always available to us, we not only feel the peace but we, also, help to bring peace into the world.

Quote of the Week

“The wise person looks within his heart and finds eternal peace.”

Hindu proverb  

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