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!

Among the Pots and Pans

Poinsettia Image by Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar, on Flickr

The Christmas season can trigger a variety of memories and emotions — some bittersweet.  As we anticipate the joyful arrival of the infant Jesus into our homes, we are surprised when the shorter days darken our moods. We are disappointed to find ourselves feeling exhausted just when we are supposed to feel cheerful and inspired. We avoid much needed rest because we want to go the extra mile to make the season “perfect” for our families, our friends, ourselves.

I tend to find comfort and inspiration from nature — especially plants and flowers. I am encouraged when I remember a few facts about the poinsettia, one of the most popular symbols of the Christmas season. Its showy, red petal-like leaves or bracts decorate homes, offices and churches between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those brilliant colors are only possible if the plant gets enough hours of rest — total darkness, in fact — from September through…

View original post 229 more words

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Compassion International: Precious Gifts

  1. 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

  2. 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 ⭐ Aquileana 😛

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s