I awoke this morning, put on the coffee, fired up my iPad, and tuned into Christmas Radio on Pandora. I was greeted by the familiar melody and lyrics of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year” and my already happy mood was instantly magnified. I thought “Yes, this is the most wonderful time of the year.” As someone who faithfully practices and lives in gratitude I began to wonder, what is it that makes this time of the year so special?
Underneath the holiday greetings and gay happy meetings (lyrics straight from the song my friends), is a universal agreement that this is the time of year we are meant to share our love and appreciation with each other. It’s the time of year we’re given permission to pause from the hustle and bustle of daily activities and just “BE” with our family and friends. The holiday tunes playing in the background everywhere we go, the decorations that we put up around our homes and the aroma of fresh baked cookies and pies fill our spirits with sense of nostalgia; while at the same time bridging the gap to bring all those wonderful holiday memories into the present.
I know that this is a broad generalization and it would be insensitive not to acknowledge the many people going through difficult times right now, people who have suffered tragic losses and those for whom this time of year brings back painful rather than joyful memories. For you, my prayer is that you will be able to give respect to those who are gone but not forgotten and cherish your time with them; to leave behind the painful memories of the past and honor yourself by creating new memories of love and gratitude with the people you do have in your life.
Yes, this can be the most wonderful time of the year and at this time of year it is easier than ever to choose to be joyous and join in the universal agreement that this is the time of the year we focus on love, sharing, giving and celebration. Consider the compounding effect when the majority of energy being shared on the planet is one of love and celebration … it will have a ripple effect to last you well into the new year! Take that feeling of love and gratitude with you into your dreams for the coming year and experience the magic of having those dreams come true with a commitment to continue sharing love, gratitude and celebration all year long!
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