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The Presence of Christmas




Quiet peace,

Like the snow

It softly falls upon our thoughts

Of one another and covers our

Consciousness for a brief, wonderful moment.



Winter Holidays can remind us about the softer things in life.  Peace and joy become objects that cover our hearts this time of  year.  Decorations, gift-giving, singing, and holiday music do their job to remind us about the existence of joy.

In fact, joy is always present within each of us. You probably are not aware of breathing going on right now, but some joyful event is sending oxygen to all parts of your body without your awareness. Unless your body is sick, you do not need to reach for ways to breathe. Unless you are out of balance and blocking your source of energy with sad, negative thoughts, joy and happiness is radiating all aspects of your life.

Instead of thinking of joy as something to reach out for, it may be helpful to think of  joy as the center of your being. Think of it as something you can be present to.  It is our substance. We can wish someone joy and happiness, but perhaps what we are really doing is saying to remember who you are!  Remember that you are made of joy and happiness.

The next time someone wishes you happiness try thinking about the fact that you don’t have to locate an object to make you happy.  It is your core being.  It is who you are.  Take their wish and celebrate your core being! Thank them for the reminder.

I hope you think of my wish for you in a new light.  I wish you a Joyful Christmas!


Manny and I spend our days as close to creative projects as possible. We inflate our views with as much positivity as we dare muster. We come up out of the clouds of adulthood and find joy. Manny is a great cook. He shines at being a brilliant listener, and loves to test, encourage and applaud the perceived success of others. Barbara is joyful creativity. She wakes up with hope and sets about showering her world with buds of ideas and ways of thinking.

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