Tis the season of A Course In Miracles! Whether your tradition includes the birth of a Christ child or not, the Holidays bring with them a cherished renewal of hope, peace and joy, all of which are miracles in this often challenging and troubled world. It seems every holiday movie has in it a message of miracles abounding. The Holiday season truly is one of miracles.
And yet, what do we tend to do during this most miraculous of time? Let’s see… we crowd the stores, shoving and pushing each other, vying for that last “It” doll on the shelf. We crow victoriously when we outwit another driver and snag that lone remaining convenient parking place right in front of the mall entrance. We overeat, overspend, and then make everyone around us miserable with our whining. Hardly a message of hope, peace and joy!
Instead, invest in a “Do-It-Yourself Holiday Miracle Kit.” It’s easy, it’s free, and anyone can have one for the asking. It comes with a smile, and a “pay it forward” mentality.
The smile is yours, of course. It’s the smile you relax into when you remember what gift giving is all about, and how much appreciation you have for those you are selecting gifts for. It’s the smile that warms your heart when you think of that Holiday dinner with relatives as a time to re-connect with those closest to you, those who – ornery and difficult as they may be – are unique individuals, worthy in their own right. It’s the smile that lights your face when you are thankful for whatever you have to offer those you care about, not worrying yourself about whether the offerings are slim or lush.
It’s the smile with which you greet everyone you meet, co-worker, family or stranger on the street, for in this Holiday season, this season of miracles, it is good to remember that when you get right down to it, we are but one human family, all sharing similar joys and woes.