Expectancy – Stop take a break. No snow here but a watching and waiting. H U S H. Breathe and let there be a moment in this day to listen.
Yesterday I gave a small gift (in a little box – Christmas earrings) to a young woman in a McDonald’s store. The stunned look on her face and the look of wonder ‘No stranger has ever given me a gift before’.
A friend of mine from another State phoned me also yesterday. ‘I was sitting in a coffee shop when a woman tapped me on the shoulder and presented me with the most exquisite posy of flowers. She disappeared and I never saw her again’. Her phone call and the story blessed my day.
These incidents remind me forcibly about what this Season is all about. Let us GIVE without expectations but in our turn be prepared to receive this Christmas as we remember Christ’s Birth the greatest free Gift we have ever or will ever receive.
Open it up.
Find the fullness of the Christ-Life inside.
Have a truly Blessed Day and be a Blessing to someone else if you have to journey out. If you are at home……Phone someone…not e-mail.. PHONE. This unexpected phone call could be the best gift in a lonely or struggling person’s day.
BLAZE! BLAZE! BLAZE! LOVE as you go.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Yes Faye, I think the blessings of something special for someone who is not expecting a gift, call, or visit is the joy of this season. Warms my heart and tickles the toes:) Merry Christmas:)
Two nice examples of Christmas spirit. Seems so easy and so satisfying. Why don’t we do it more often? A good time to remember to set goals for 2016. It is important to donate to various charities but a bit of face to face contact holds special significance. Some of we Christians have missed out on blessings by the scriptures that caution us against doing things “to be seen of men.” That speaks of motivation, not action. I doubt that Mother Teresa was motivated to do good to be seen of men!
Thank you . It put a new glimmer on my day. relax a bit and let the world do it’s own thing. http://artandelephants.wordress.com