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Compassion International: Precious Gifts


This post from Judith at the Among the Pots and Pans blog is perfect for the holiday season. Note how Judith points out how she uses the poinsettia plant to lift her up in spirit, and how she suggests offering compassionate gifts. Inspiring? Yes!



  1. Judith C Evans December 21, 2014

    You have such an inspiring blog, Christy, and this re-blog means so much to me. Happy holidays!

    1. Christy Birmingham December 21, 2014

      Oh Judith, it is my pleasure! Your post resonated with me and I knew it was a great fit for this site. I admire you in many ways, my friend. xx Happy holidays to you too! (and to John too, of course!)

  2. Sue Dreamwalker December 21, 2014

    Thank you Christy for this lovely share… Wishing you Joy and a peaceful Christmas full of fun and love as families join together..
    Happy Christmas.. and keep on inspiring us with your own amazing post and poems..
    Hugs Sue xxxx

    1. Christy Birmingham December 21, 2014

      Awww, thank you Sue! Judith’s post was very touching for me. Truly kind to read your words and to have you take time here today. Hugs to you for a lovely Christmas too! xx

    2. Sue Dreamwalker December 22, 2014

      Here’s to a bright 2015.. where more Compassionate gifts can be shared. xxxx <3 xxx Sue

    3. Christy Birmingham December 22, 2014

      Yes, and may compassion continue to grow around us xx Thank you, Sue!

  3. D.G.Kaye December 22, 2014

    What a beautiful holiday post. I love the metaphor, that even plants need to rejuvenate to be at their best just as humans. <3 :)

    1. Christy Birmingham December 22, 2014

      Yes, the part about the plant was one I found fascinating too! Thanks, Deb xx

  4. Aquileana December 22, 2014

    Beautiful post and I like Judith´s insights as to the way that plant gives her hope and joy when she feels overwhelmed. Very touching, indeed.
    Best wishes and big hugs, CB :star: Aquileana :P

    1. Christy Birmingham December 23, 2014

      Yes, the insights about the plant were lovely! I agree with you on that, Aqui. You should follow Judith’s blog if you’re not already doing so. I send you many hugs and thanks for taking time here today! I hear good things are happening between Argentina and Canada tonight, wink wink :)

    2. Aquileana December 23, 2014

      I am already following her…
      Oh and, yes!… I have heard that same sweet rumor! <3 Hugs. Aquileana :D

    3. Christy Birmingham December 24, 2014

      That is great you already follow her site! Now as for AP and CB, it was great fun! Much love! xo

  5. Maria F. December 22, 2014

    Great post Christy, Poinsettias are so special in that they are plants, and represent the continuity of life.

    1. Christy Birmingham December 23, 2014

      Yes, and nature in general has so many benefits for us, if only we are open to seeing it! Thank you, Maria.

  6. Judith C Evans December 22, 2014

    Thank you friends, for all the kind comments about my blog post. I love the way nature has wisdom for us and our lives. And thank you again, Christy, for the re-blog!

    1. Christy Birmingham December 23, 2014

      Yes, nature holds many gifts! And your ability to put that into words was exceptionally done, Judith. It was my pleasure to re-blog your post xx

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