Christmas is here, and with it a myriad of memories, feelings, and images. 2020 and 2021 have magnified the importance of the people in our lives, and also our connection to our greater humanity. When I think of words that are most evocative of Christmas for me, JOY tops the list.
There is definitely a heightened feeling of love and goodwill at this time of year. It gives me joy to see people take a little rest from the regular routines, worries, and burdens of every day life. There are not nearly enough celebrations in our lives, and particularly lately. Life is something we should be enjoying too, not constantly “slaving at”.
I think of joy is a life keyword, an evaluator of the world around me. I’m feeling that if our world was better balanced and society fairer, we’d be seeing a lot more joy on an every day basis.
This is something for all of us to contemplate for the new year 2022 just ahead. How will we claim and live our joy? And not just our joy, but all of the positive aspects of life that we deserve. These are our lives, and they are precious.
I realize that many people reading this do not celebrate Christmas. Take a moment to think of your own culture’s sacred traditions and celebrations. What one word is evocative of how you feel as you share those celebrations with family and friends? If you would like to share in the comments, I would love to hear from you.
I send you heartfelt best wishes for all the joy and blessing your hearts can hold (and more) in 2022.
I have a Christmas gift for you. It’s a free download of my ebook Our Beautiful Earth. (You get 3 versions, EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats.) This offer will only be for a couple of days, so scoop it up while you can.
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