‘Tis the season when many speak of wishes for world peace – a lofty goal, and given the strife in the world, it quite often feels like a darn near impossible goal to contemplate. Instead of dreaming big (as in globally), my holiday wish for everyone as we peer into 2018 is that we can all take some time and reflect on ourselves, as that is where real transformation can begin, change that can birth a global outreach.
This holiday season I wish for inner peace for us all, the state of mind that speaks not of fear, anger, and enmity for those uniquely different from us (and aren’t we all unique in our own right), but of the calm countenance that allows for openness to other ideals and embracing diversity.
My wish for this holiday season is that we have innumerable moments brimming with joy and laughter found in the company of family and friends and moments of quiet contemplation, opening our hearts and minds to a new year of seeking to focus on what is truly important for us personally, what is needed most for our world, and letting the rest go.
38 thoughts on “Holiday Wish and Beyond”
Well said and written! Change starts with the self and expands outward. Dialogue and understanding can help with the big problems and doing good things and being happy is always the right path for each of us. I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas.
Thanks Ste J! I hope the same for you. It sounds like you are off to a fabulous start for 2018.
Thank you, LuAnn. And I wish you the same… inner peace, joy, laughter, love and adventures! Much love to you and Terry.
My pleasure Julianne. Wishing you and Fred the very best of everything and lots of new adventures in 2018. We will be seeing you both next summer. Much love to you guys!
Beautiful sentiment and gorgeous pictures. Best wishes to you for a peaceful and joyful 2018, that is full of fun and adventure.
Thanks so much. Wishing you the very same! 🙂
What a wonderful post, LuAnn❣️Wish you tand yours he same, have a wonderful time.
Thanks so much Dina. Wishing you many blessings in 2018.
Truly beautiful…. the picture, your words… everything!
Advent = Joy! Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas and happy and healthy New Year.
Wishing you and Paul many blessings this Christmas season as well as 2018. I’m wishing that one of these days we will actually meet.
Beautifully said, my dear friend. As the years go by and life and circumstances continually change, I understand more deeply how there is nothing more important than cultivating inner peace. We wish you and Terry a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with love, adventure, joy, and peace. We’re hoping that our paths will cross in our travels this year! oxoxo Laurel & Eric
Thanks my beautiful friend. As the years go by for me I feel more and more enriched by those whose paths cross mine, who leave an indelible mark on my heart. That is how both Terry and I feel about you and Eric. Have a blessed, healthy holiday season, and a new year filled with countless opportunities to make memories. Love you both!
Once more, LuAnn, we wish you and Terry a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I have to say LuAnn, I am finally starting to slow down physically, 82 now, but still grabbing hold of the ol bootstraps and pulling up every day. Gayl and I are still looking forward to camp hosting starting March 1st at San Elijo and we look forward to seeing the two of you then, if not before. Take care and enjoy every wonderful day and try to ignore the news and especially the negative stuff on Facebook………………..Rog & Gayl
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the two of you. You have earned the right to slow down physically my friend. What I hope you will continue to do is share your wisdom about how to lead a compassionate life. You do that beautifully! Love you both!
You have such a way with words! Perfectly stated and what a wish!
Thanks Ardythe. I hope this finds you on the mend. Happy holidays to you and Chris.
Luann, love your eloquence!
You are saying what I wanted to say. Sending love.
Thanks for the lovely comment Lynne. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.
Beautiful post, LuAnn. You know how much I love reading your magical way with words:) Wishing you and Terry a joyous holiday and a happy, healthy New Year. A New Year that, hopefully, brings us together a couple times:) So looking forward to a long awaited catch up.
Thanks so much Pam. I have had an unexpected visit from a friend, which has kept me busier than I had planned but I know, without a doubt, that we will have time to catch up. Terry and I wish nothing but the very best for you and John in the upcoming year and a blessed holiday season. Love you both!
Very Nice. Lovely photos and thoughts. May your wishes come back to you
Thanks Charles. Wishing you both a lovely holiday season and a magical 2018.
So beautifully written, LuAnn and we wish the same for you and Terry. Here’s hoping that 2018 will show us what we humans can do working together with appreciation for everyone. (And, while we’re at it, let’s get a refill on our optimism too.) Happy Holidays! Anita
I am all for that! Big hugs to you both!
Wonderful! And I wish the same to you too!
Thanks Nina. Happy holidays to you and Paul.
A beautiful post LuAnn. It is exactly what the world needs. Happy holidays to you and all good things for the new year.
Thanks Alison. Happy holidays to you and Don, for a 2018 filled with new adventures, lots of joy and laughter, and excellent health.
LuAnn I so agree that this kind of wish is attainable. World peace is not likely possible but each of us can work to model the way of genuine kindness and compassion for our fellow companions on this earth. Wishing you a joyous season and all the very best in the year ahead.
Thanks for your lovely comment Sue. The sad, daily turn of events here within our current government administration makes me feel more and more that we need to work on kindness and compassion for all. Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season and a 2018 filled with lots of adventures that will create beautiful memories.
LuAnn you always say the right words at the right occasions. I likewise wish you the same sentiments you wished for us. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas!
Thanks so much MonaLiza. We hope that you and Steve have a blessed Christmas and continued good health and wonderful adventures in 2018!
What a lovely post, LuAnn. Hope you and Terry are enjoying the holiday season and hope to see you sometime in 2018!
Thanks Gayle! Happy holidays to you and Jim. Hope our paths will cross sooner rather than later in 2018.
Beautiful wishes LuAnn….may they come true! Happy holidays to you and Terry and a beautiful year filled with many adventures 🙂
Thanks Madhu! Happiest of holidays to you and your family. Here’s to a new year filled with hope, lots of laughter, and many beautiful adventures for us all.