Ripples #604: Christmas Love!

Ripples #604: Christmas Love!
For our tribe of 27,128 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Dec 20, 2010


Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas
if you stop opening presents and listen.
-Bobby (age 7), submitted by Kalea, Chico CA


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


Many of us have a few days off from work/school to celebrate the holidays.
I hope that whatever traditions you choose to honor are filled with fun,
kindness, gratitude, and lots of love!

If you will spend time with others, remember to manage your expectations:
our memories of holidays past are sometimes recorded without the poopy parts
which can cause the present to appear less shiny and happy.

If you spend time alone this time of year, remember that alone doesn’t
necessarily mean lonely: I encourage you to create some solo traditions so
you can treat yourself to a special meal, movie, book, etc.

Even if these holidays aren’t “yours,” I hope you can honor the end of the
calendar year and think about what possibilities may exist for 2011.


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