“The Holiday Season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and to seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” Terri Marshall
2020 is coming to a close. A relief for all after the grief and loss of far too many to COVID-19. As different as this Holiday season is, I wish you and your family a “distanced” celebration filled with peace and joy in your heart. May your home be filled with love and may you be surrounded by a warm hug from all you hold dear.
I look forward to embracing the New Year of 2021 with lots to share with you beginning in January.
In the meantime, as we celebrate this Holiday may we remember and emulate the words of one of my favorites of all favorites:
Lord, make me an instrument
of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred,
let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light; and Where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
2020 has changed life as we’ve known it. May you be consoled with cherished memories and take time to honor and celebrate life and time spent together. It is my wish for you to treasure the love you’ve known and allow those around you to stand by your side and support you. As you ease grief and find comfort, joy can be found.
Thank you for your thoughts and concern. The Prayer of St. Francis is a favorite of mine.
Family coming together , even distantly is always the best medicine.
Be well and Merry Christmas!
Thanks, Kathleen for your kind words. I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas despite the new world we are living in. Stay safe and healthy and I look forward to staying in touch. Please feel free to reach out any time. Regards, Mary
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Always great to hear from you, Chris. Thanks so much for your kind words. Looking forward to staying in touch. Stay safe and healthy my friend.