Sunday, December 22, 2013

That One in One Hundred

This season, made up of holidays and family, of having people with us, or being without them, is beautiful. Even amid loss, isolation along with loneliness and disappointment for too many, we can be part of making this time into something that once a year, can feel like magic. We need to forget about ourselves, though.

Instead of rushing through yellow lights, or pushing your way past others so you beat them to the check out line, try letting someone else go first. If someone rolls their eyes at you because you're taking too long while at the bank, instead of sighing back at them, apologize for slowing down their day.

Don't give in to the rush and mad pressure that people are accepting as the norm for November and December. You, be the one, even if you're the only one out of one hundred, you be the one, to do it differently from the rest of the world.

I wish you all peace, love, and joy. And I thank you, for reading my words here and being a big part of what makes the world so beautiful to me.

"Christmas is not a time nor a season,
But a state of mind.
To cherish peace and
Goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy is to have
The real spirit of Christmas."
-- Calvin Coolidge
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  1. So many ones you are creating, and we'll scatter into tens and then hundreds.

  2. merry christmas empress...
    i hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas.

  3. We need more of people like you.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

  4. Merry Christmas and all the best in 2014, Amanda, Brian, and Alison: I am so very fortunate to have friends like you, and this year, you've been so very important to me. Thank you.

  5. It is always about being the one, any time of year. Thank you for the reminder. What we give comes back to us. Merry Christmas.

  6. Replies
    1. Thank you, Sarah. Peace to you in the new year. xo



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