As I reminisce and stress about life, Christmas, family, I focus on a number of words . . . kindness, compassion, passion, thankfulness, contentment, beliefs. Let’s briefly look at each one of them.
My wish for you is to be more kind. I think back on this past year and try to make sense of this thing we are all given . . . life. But now it is life without my dad. Life without my mom. Thinking about other senseless deaths that are daggers to the hearts of families. Death is terrible. It really is. The pain at times is incomprehensible. Working through the pain and the hurt. But we can become stronger. Even when we don’t think we can or want to. Stronger with each other. Pain doesn’t want to leave willingly, but the other side is stronger and better and kinder.
And . . . seek out those who need kindness. Your heart will grow bigger. And there is no better way to view and live in the world than what kindness gives each of us.
My wish for you is to be more compassionate. What may seem mundane and “matter of business” is not necessarily how others view your business. If you work with the elderly, remember they are someone else’s mom and dad. If they should move from this life to the next, please say you’re sorry about their death before you ask when they can have “their stuff out” of their room/apartment. Try to view life from someone else’s shoes. Understand that you don’t know where those shoes have been and understand that it matters to them.
Just Be compassionate.
Making sense of life is hard and just a little compassion helps someone move from a hard life to one that is slightly less hard.
My wish for you is to find your passion. And run with it. And keep running. Passions in your life move you to a new level of life contentment. And it’s contagious. People won’t run away from you, rather, they will run towards you. Because it’s just awesome to see those who find and share their passions. Make that your goal. Find your passion.
My wish for you is to be thankful. For your blessings. And even for things you don’t think are blessings because someday you may see they were blessings. You just couldn’t see them at the time. There are always blessings. Always. For your family. For your co-workers. For your friends. For life.
My wish for you is to find contentment. Happiness is perhaps the most overused word ever. And, on the other hand, contentment is the most underused word. Find what makes you content. Human nature always tries to push us to think we need more and better. But we really don’t. Be satisfied with contentment. It’s okay.
My wish for you is to find your God. Make peace with your God. Find time for your God. Stay committed. Understand there are evil forces in the world that are trying to pull you away. And they are really evil. But God will always rise to the top.
And with that, I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.