Reflection is good but who we are is defined by what we do today and tomorrow
AND not for ourselves but for what we do for others.
It is true OK and FINE is good enough for many people. It will not change the world though.
For many people OK and FINE keeps them where they are today and that for some is simply surviving.
The human soul endures much heartache.
So while we think about our resolutions and what 2014 are all about here are some thoughts.
- Developing positive relationships every day develops positive heart connections
- Do a kind act whenever you can
- Nothing ever really happens without someone else
- So thank them
- It has never been about ME
- Remember there are others too who got you where you are
- Remember that if you are not about achieving GREAT
- You will always give lesser than those around you deserve
- Trusting to be different
- Brings excitement and energy to all who know you
- Faith overcomes fear
- Know that going into the unknown is life
Let’s make 2014 a great year for someone else for when we can do that we know there was a purpose and know
when we did this we also achieved more than we thought for ourselves.
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At this time of year when we take time out for the holiday season it is often a time when we reflect on… memories of yesteryear.
Memories of life long ago, of the good times and the struggles.
It makes no difference how old we are.
Of people we met and those that we lost.
Of dreams we had and intentions and determinations.
Of hopes and desires.
Life is not something that we can ever determine no matter how hard we plan.
Life is for the living and never for the winning.
Life makes us who we are.
No matter who we are or what has become of us.
Whatever happened along the way will remain with us forever.
Memories are forever.
Memories deliver the moments that seem it was just like yesterday
We are surrounded by the temptation of buying beyond our needs.
AND taking 6 months (on average) to pay off the credit cards.
Consider; what you really pay with all that added payment interest. Not such a bargain is it?
SO, lets get our priorities straight: Remember you have a mortgage, car payment, utility bills, and the well being of your family.
AND Christmas is not about what we get!
Christmas for many lasts for a few minutes of ripping open presents, and throwing them aside to open the next one.
This year, take a break, spend time making cookies, drinking hot cocoa and watching Christmas story with your family, talking to neighbors, invite a family less fortunate to your celebrations.
Cuddles and hugs don’t cost, but their effect is priceless!
Make a Christmas Resolution that each year you will adopt a family; there are always people less fortunate then we are, and think about what they need to live a life of comfort.
When you do that you remember with tears that the very basic things in life are gifts much appreciated.
Christmas is a time for reflection and remembering that the true gift is of giving.
Happy Holidays! Guest Blogger: Sister Mae I and HRMexplorer
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Here is today’s History lesson on the Twelve Days of Christmas, the hidden meaning
From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality, which the children could remember.
* The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
* Two turtledoves were the Old and New Testaments
* Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
* The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
* The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
* The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
* Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit – Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
* The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
* Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit-Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
* The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.
* The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
* The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.