Are you taking stock of the Christmas season, collecting in your mind the stories that are happening all around you? Or are the days whizzing by and you feel you barely have time to breathe? I hope you are taking time to relax and let some happy Christmas stories sink into your souls.
Sometimes I will stop, in the middle of the day, and just think about all that I have to be grateful for in life. It might be a friend’s email, an unexpected Christmas card in the mail or the smile of a stranger as I was running an errand. It can be a life-changing event or a smaller one.
I think that I am able to tune into appreciating the smaller things because I have been in some deep valleys. Now that I am on level ground, I can deal with downtimes and know that my stability will never let me get to such low depths as in the past. There is comfort in that feeling of strong health. Plus, seeing deep downs helps me to appreciate positive moments so much now.
A Story, for Christmas
When I ask in the title of this post “What is your story of the Christmas season?” I am really asking what is the main takeaway you have, so far, in the Christmas season? I know it is not over, but this is the week of Christmas and surely you have had at least one good moment this December. I hope so, at least.
While I could switch on the TV to see news about health scares and negative events around the world, I choose instead to call out to you to please share a happy moment that has happened to you recently. I would love to hear them and hope that we can read one another’s words to gain smiles this Christmas and as 2015 unfolds.
I will start with my own story. It is from last week. You see, I had three major appointments all within one week; in fact, they were all within three days. I hadn’t planned that as the dates had all been scheduled for me. I was, well, stressed. By the Thursday, I was exhausted.
Yet, I woke up Thursday morning with an incredible sensation within me as all of the appointments had gone the best that they possibly could have gone. I awoke thinking, wow, I truly am blessed. I am proud to say I learned I am cancer free for another year. I am proud to say as well that my eyes are confirmed to be healthy. I am truly humbled by the gifts of good health I received, and that good news have made this Christmas one to cherish for me.
An Invitation to You
That is my story of the Christmas season; my story is about good health. I invite you also to leave that you have had over the past month. I would love to read your happy moments of the season if you want to share them in the comments section below. Hopefully, we will read one another’s stories left on this post and smile, offer a hug or find delight in what each other has noted has taken place around him or her. Of course, it is only if you want to contribute to the post; I won’t make you participate!
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for supporting this site, which I am happy to say will continue after Christmas and into 2015! Stay safe and be happy.
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