“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern,
is very simple: loving others.
Come to think of it,
why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
~ Bob Hope
Bob Hope was wise, don’t you think? The idea that we can make Christmas last all year long simply by loving others (and ourselves) is the best gift of all! Why not allow the gift of love to permeate the whole year long in all you do, say and are!
Many people joyously welcome the holiday season of giving with such aplomb, going out of their way to give to others during this time. However, there are those who fret about our spending and trying to find the perfect gift to give to family, friends and loved ones. Truly, I know a gift that we can give a gift that is priceless and that doesn’t cost a single dollar. We can give the gift of love, gratitude and forgiveness. Imagine receiving such a gift in your life ~ Imagine giving such a gift to others! What if we were to give that gift of gratitude and love all year long? Wouldn’t it make every day special? Wouldn’t it evolve into a year long celebration of love and gratitude? I can imagine such a world, can’t you?
So this year, let’s try to bring that Christmas spirit of love, peace, laughter and joy to everyone’s hearts and allow it to grow and shine throughout the year! What a wonderful world this would be!