Well, it's Christmas Eve......some of us will have to go to work today. Some will not. What are you doing today and tomorrow on Christmas Day? Will this be a quiet time or will you be busy taking care of last minute preparations? Some of us will share this beautiful celebration with family members while others will celebrate and reflect on their lives alone or with a loved one.
This is a time to look back over this year to examine who we are, what we could've done differently, if we have hurt a loved one's feelings, rejected friendship from someone we once admired or if we, in fact, have had a year being the best we can be. Some of us are facing serious illnesses with family members. Some are facing our own illnesses. Some of us are rejoicing in the birth of a new baby or a new marriage, a new job, retirement, travel, etc. Some of us have experienced the hardest year imaginable due to the loss of a loved one, a job, disappointment in those we love and once cherished.
This year could be one of the hardest years many of us have ever experienced so I have something I would like to say to all of you.
Life is a gift. Family is a precious gift. Friends are a gift. Good health is a gift. The end of this year should be a time of burying the hatchet, forgiveness, and self reflection and taking better care of ourselves and paying more attention to those we love. Have we helped someone in need? Did we knowingly turn our backs on someone we once loved?
Have we been judgemental and unable to open our hearts to those around us who could've used a pat on the back, a hug, a kiss on the cheek? Have we been too busy in our everyday lives not to validate those who are important in our lives?
I see this holiday as a time to clean out our mental closets...discard the sadness of losing those dearest to us and those struggling to stay alive; and celebrate the meaning of our lives and examine how we think and react and how it affects others.
Bring peace into your hearts this season. Love your family, your friends, your coworkers and extend a warm hug to your Political Derby friends who have dedicated their time to making our country a better country in which to live, grow, prosper and build new friendships. We have worked hard to protect America so that our children and grandchildren will experience the America we have loved since childhood.
I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Bright New Year in 2013. To those of you who have had a trying year with disappointments, poor health, and rejection from family members, know that you are not alone. All you have to do is smile, believe and pick up your phone or send an email and chart a new path to making better relationships and put the past behind you.
This is a chance for a new beginning.....it's in your hands.
Peace and love this holiday season.....God Bless all of you!
Merry Christmas, Diane. Merry Christmas to everyone.
Merry Christmas to all of the Political Derby Family and may the coming year be filled with peace and happiness. May we all join our voices together once more to spread the truth and do our part to make a difference.
It has been the most enjoyable year getting to know each and every one of you and I look forward to the coming year as we can learn more and develop that friendship further.
Each of you have contributed something very special to my life and I am so grateful to each of you.
Blessings and much love to all.
May your hearts be filled with love, joy, peace, and contentment!
Beautifully said Diane…I concur with your message of peace and love.
Although it’s been a very difficult year for my husband and I, it’s time to rejoice in the true meaning of this holiday season and give thanks for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us. I’ve learned that one must forgive and pray for those who have lost their way and to move on with the hope of a better tomorrow. It’s a time to reflect on the good times and memories that we have cherished throughout the years and pray that the Lord will grant us strength, hope and endurance for what lies ahead in the new year.
To all my friends at Care2, I wish you a Merry Christmas and the best to all of you in the new year. May love, peace and joy surround you and yours today and always.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Merry Christmas and a Happy, Peaceful New Year! Love to you all.
Sandy, loved the slide show and thank you for posting it. This card is beautiful, too.
How beautiful, Sandy! Merry Christmas!!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Merry Christmas, Joan!!
I wish to thank each and everyone of you that stopped by to visit and share your best wishes for Christmas. It is because of each of you that this group prospers and grows and you make it the best group on Care 2. May each of you have the best Christmas imaginable. And to you Eli, may this year keep Israel safe; more important yet, may the US maintain our alliance with you as that is the deepest desire of the majority of the people in the U.S.
Wonderful words, Linda!