Sunday, December 04, 2011

festive gifts :: give love away

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)


Kmarie said...

Give love away...that should be a regular mantra:)
I hope the rest of your weekend was good. When can we "hook up"?
See you soon miss.

Colleen said...

All those things you mention are so precious, the best gifts we can give or receive and definitely the most meaningful! I appreciate the reminder especially now during this time of year when the hype about all things material is so high.
I love what you said about the morning talks...they are such good ones, also about nurturing creativity and the bit about abundant giving.
Thanks for sharing these thoughts...
Wishing you a wonderful week Alicia.

kimberley said...

i needed this tonight...thank you for sharing such lovely ways to give. they are all so beautiful. as are you, dear friend.

dea said...

Hm. Beautiful. Thank you.