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.
*Note: I obtained this image attributed to the creator Couleur, a Pixabay member since July 11, 2015, from Pixabay.com in December 2021. The image was marked “free to use under the Pixabay license, No attribution is required.” I received a DMCA notice from Kristy Barrett, Trademark Attorney, representing Nationwide Legal, Nationwide Legal, 401 Congress Ave., #1540, Austin, Tx, a business given a D+ rating by the Austin Better Business Bureau. She demanded I give credit for the image to a website called cheap snow gear dot com.
Suspicious, I looked up the law firm on the Better Business Bureau. Then, I attempted to find her on the website for the State Bar of Texas. She is not listed on either site. In addition, many reviews on TrustPilot complain about an attorney representing cheapsnowgear or the cheapsnowgear website trying to scam them. Obviously, I am not the only person she’s tried this on. I have notified the FTC and Pixabay of this issue.