It’s that time of year again when I really look back & see how peace continues to grow throughout the year.
To Family :: holding hands, watching each other take turns when someone has a new dance move, or instrument to play, listening to music together, singing, morning talks all piled on the couch (even when there is morning breath filling the air), sharing hugs, long walks, baking, adding salt when the meal needs flavour, decorating, crafts, co-operation, folding socks for all those toes….
In Unity :: friendship, kindness, having a meal together, thankful prayers. words of appreciation, community, achievements through working together, embracing and celebrating differences.
With Hope :: new beginnings, plans for the future, New Year resolutions, nurturing creativity or ideas, sowing seeds of hope.
Abundant Giving :: the joy of giving a smile, giving time, giving thought, giving a helping hand, giving meals.
Overall Gratitude :: in events, triumphs, challenges, importance of love, belonging, continuity, history, values.
Remembrances :: recollections of family or events from the past and their significance in the present, highlights of the previous year's events.
"The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength" (Nehemiah 8:10)