Thursday, October 24, 2013

Christmas came early...

Imagine a skinny little kid who's just opened up all her gifts– it's Christmas, a birthday, Hanukkah, a visit from grandma or any other occasion for presents. All the wrappers and boxes lay about while the kid, in all her excitement, picks up every gift and stumbles trying to balance everything between a smile and her hands.

That's the feeling we get when everything goes right. We receive our gifts and happily tote them around. But then, we hope we don't drop one. We start to feel the weight of our blessings. We struggle to balance all the good stuff. We introduce doubt and fear (I hope I don't screw this up. What if someone takes this away? What if this is not for me?), when what we have to bring in is gratitude. When we do, everything falls into place. 

Our blessings come with responsibilities. Today is a good day to give thanks for the goodness in our lives. We do this by taking care of what we have, by doing our part. We do this by sharing our joy. We have attracted these gifts, whatever they are, and they are ours for as long as we appreciate them. When everything goes right and you feel that Christmas came early, know that you are loved and supported. Know that the beauty, the love, the gifts, the bounty are meant for you and inherent in you is the ability to keep them all. 

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