The holidays are upon us and it is a sure bet that you are busy. You get wrapped up in your life much like gifts which are wrapped to go under a tree. The hustle and bustle of the holidays is also one of the most stressful times of the year. The thing about a wrapped present is that you can’t see what’s inside until you unwrap it. What looks pretty on the outside could very well be hurting on the inside or the really ugly, poorly wrapped present could very well be beautiful on the inside.
During this season keep in mind that many are hurting. They might lash out, be rude or even ignore you but it’s not because of you. They are wrapped up and maybe even trying to cover up their own pain. Whether it is emotional or physical, you might not be able to see it with your eyes so it is difficult to understand why someone acts or responds in a way you don’t think is proper. While in your own busy world this year why not share the spirit of the holidays by taking a moment to respond with love?!
Whether white, black, red, yellow, tall or short, gay, straight, bi, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist (or another religion), married, single, spiritual or not, Democrat, Republican or Independent whatever your beliefs or convictions are there are things which are true for all of us; We are all human beings and we all bleed red. We all have feelings and experience challenges and pain in our lives. Put aside your judgements or better yet, clear the energy of judgement altogether and spread a little joy and peace in the world!
It only takes a moment…
It only takes a moment of your valuable time to pick up the phone and call a friend or family member you haven’t seen or spoken to in a while. It only takes a moment of your time to smile at the homeless person you pass on the street. It only takes a moment to respond with love instead of hate. It only takes a moment to share a smile and say hello to connect with spirit. If someone has in your eyes ‘wronged’ you, it only takes a moment to forgive.
It only takes a moment to respond with love and compassion instead of resistance and anger. The choices you make, words you use and energy you put out at any given moment leave a lasting impression whether you realize it or not. You never really know another’s journey or what they are going through. How you respond can change someones day for the better and it only takes a moment to do it!
Peace on earth, goodwill toward humans is not just a holiday saying. Choosing to “become love itself” only takes a moment. Choosing to acknowledge another human spirit brings heaven to earth. Connect with your own spirit and decide what energy you’d like to generate in this world. It only takes a moment to shine your light which in turn allows others to do the same. This holiday season make moments which take your breath away. Choose love…it only takes a moment. ~Shine Your Light Debbie
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