Elevate your awareness
Invite innocence and wonder
Validate your feelings
Energize your life
The Holiday Season is often a time of reflection, counting our blessings and revisiting our childhood. The experience can remind us of the loved one's we miss, opportunities that have passed us by or anxiety about the future.
It can also be a magical time when we feel blanketed with the deep silence the first snow brings, or the lightheartedness generated by hearing the laughter of a small child. It can be a time when we pause to spend more time with people we care about.
In many ways, what you believe, in other words, what you trust in, you will see. Since you're given a choice, why not believe in the beauty of the season? Why not focus on the goodness in yourself and others, and the qualities of generosity and kindness that is often evident at this time of year.
If you are looking for a way to experience the beauty of the season, you may have to go a little outside your comfort zone and invite in connections to others, either by gift giving, or offering a helping hand. It’s human nature that people with excess resources are genuinely generous with family and friends, but often without a human connection, don’t usually give to strangers, or people outside their immediate sphere.
This Holiday Season you have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives all over the globe, by simply exercising your purchasing power.
Seek out opportunities to make your “purchases with a purpose” really count by getting to know the stories of the people behind the organizations that your dollars support.
You may find, as I have, that it’s the connection with others that truly brings out the beauty in the season, and when we experience a deepening of our connection, we develop a sense of community. Which is the most beautiful and valuable “thing” we can give to another.
We truly are “Brighter Together”!
Pamela Miles, Author
The love of writing began during the 1972 - 73 school year, while composing letters to my summer camp friends. From there I learned about the power of keeping a journal, a secret spot to get all my thoughts out on paper... the letter writing and journalling has continued and now I'm venturing into the word of Blogging!