For your consideration……

Probably more than any other season, this is the one filled with the most traditions. It seems like every family has ways to make the Christmas Season uniquely theirs. They help define who they are. They are clues.

We are being prompted to think about a couple of things today…..traditions and and what inspires us.

Why are some traditions comforting and make us happy and HOPEfull while others feel like obligations? As we think about each tradition and seek the answer to that question, we find clues of who we are and what inspires us. They are like little lights highlighting our life path.

And ultimately, isn’t that what we all are seeking? What is our life purpose and how can we achieve it? We are seeking our truth. So today we are reminded to use this season to our best benefit. Pause and ponder a bit on what inspires you. Those are clues and focusing on them will lead you to your next step. That is the HOPE.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE actions steps anyone can take…..


-Take in at least 10 deep breaths outdoors.

-Drink lots of water.

-When you find yourself doing something you always do or have always done, ask yourself why. Why am I doing this? Does it make me happy? Is there a purpose to it? What If I didn’t do it? What if I changed it up a bit?

-Journal what you are grateful for.


What made me smile yesterday…..

-Well yeah, I got in a phone call to Jackie in. I needed that.

-Jody is hanging in there strong and focused. Blessings to her and Mike.

-A relaxing “catch up” evening with Yvonne. Until we started filling in all the blanks, I didn’t realize how long it had been.

-Nick is making amazing progress. God is good. Blessings and prayers work.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,




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