December is coming to a close. Many of you have celebrated holidays or will celebrate holidays over the next nine days. In this season of love, kindness, and wisdom, there are wishes exchanged. No matter which holiday you celebrate, my wish for you is that you find love, kindness, and wisdom here and where ever you are.
Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.Pindar
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.Dale Evans
Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.”John Boswell
Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.”Kahlil Gibran
I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.”Fred Rogers
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”Robert Louis Stevenson
Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.”William Shakespeare
The success of a holiday depends on what you find for yourself on the spot, not what you bring with you.”Ellis Peters
If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.Bob Hope
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”Mother Theresa
A Little Kindness
This time of year can be joyful, but for some the joy is diminished or even snuffed out. And in this second year of the pandemic, the stress and difficulties of those in our community is great. Take a few moments to volunteer or to donate to the cause of your choice.
If you don’t have a philanthropic choice, consider giving to MOCSA, the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault. Their mission is to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and to prevent sexual violence in our community. They do great things in the Kansas City area. If you’d prefer to give to a national organization, I’d like to suggest RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. If you would like to know more go to either website or my post.
Even if you can’t give either money or cash, you can let others know about the necessary and difficult work these organizations do.
Thank you for caring.
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A Seasonal Wish
Many thanks to all who have stuck with me this year. I appreciate your support more than I can say.
I hope this season of holidays has given you, or will give you, a little love, a little kindness, and a little wisdom and plenty of blessings to count.
What are your favorite seasonal words of love, kindness, or wisdom? Please share.