The air is brisk and sharp today. The breeze is softly blowing. One thinks more of holidays and loved ones this time of year and the joy of being together. Of sharing good times, remembering times past and of memories in the making. The time of closure to another year is just around the corner and we recall the changes it has brought into our lives and our many blessings as well as our hopes for the future.
It is a time of peace and goodwill toward men. Of remembering the Christ Child's birth. A time to express love and contact those near and far. A time to let go of grievances and release any negativity from our lives. That we may start again with a clean slate. As if we too are newly born.
The sky is a clear blue today, free of storms, and reflects my mood of tranquility. Today I will prepare things to share. I'll thank my angels, and count my blessings, and reflect on the love of family and friends. It's my good fortune to feel their warmth across the miles and to share with them their joys and sorrows, their laughter and tears, their thoughts and dreams, as well as their plans.
Love is forgiving, releasing, never controlling. It is wanting them to be happy and only the best for them. Love sometimes is allowing others to make their own mistakes knowing they have to experience on their own in order to grow. And cheering them on through the good and the bad times without judgement.
I have learned more about faith by embracing it. Learned to know we are where we are meant to be at this time in our life. Learning what we are meant to learn and that the greatest gift of all is love and that sharing keeps it growing and returning.