And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr Seuss
Well, it is that time of year again when the commercialism of the season besieges our senses. My prayer for all of you is that you can take a little quiet time for yourselves and reflect upon your blessings. It is so much easier it seems to look at what is wrong with our lives instead of everything we have to be grateful for. So many of us are struggling with work, family, health, etc., etc., etc.
Loss is something that has weighed on me this year, as I lost my most precious friend Barbara, my anam cara (soul friend). Although I feel the pain of her absence daily, I am determined to celebrate and give gratitude for the time I had with her and the profound impact she made on my life. I feel blessed to have had a friend in my life whose energy, when I was near her, filled me up. May we all have someone in our lives who blankets up with their love and may we do the same for others.
I came across this quote some time ago, and it seems fitting for all of us to reflect upon as we head into 2012:
Faith makes all things possible; hope makes all things work; love makes all things beautiful!
Happy Holidays Everyone!