The holidays are here, and we are either basking in the season’s glow or feeling a little slow in getting into the spirit. One of the best ways to jump start this wonderful time is to think about what really matters most in your life.
This last week, a wonderful woman I know died of cancer. She lived a long, good life, but I found her passing bittersweet. She had such a kindness. Her creativity and her strength of spirit to overcome her illness is an inspiration to all that knew her. Olive is her name, and she is such a special soul that I will miss, simply because she was a light in this world who radiated out love and sweetness to everyone she met, especially children. She was a gifted teacher who knew that a positive foundation of a child is the heart and soul of our future here on earth. She is a MIRACLE to everyone she touched throughout her life.
I think sometimes we look to the big stuff and think that, for some reason, it’s more important. Although buying that new car or getting the diamond ring is wonderful, it doesn’t really come into play when you ask yourself, “What will you remember the most about the people you love?”
You’ll find, most of the time, it is not the car or the ring that bring you happiness. It is the feeling you get when you are riding in the car or wearing the sparkle. I’m sure many of you remember the best-selling book, Mitch Albom’s For One More Day. One of the best questions he asks,
“IF YOU HAD ONE MORE DAY WITH SOMEONE WHO DIED, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?”
When I asked people the question in a recent workshop I conducted, they answered, “hanging out, eating breakfast, going to the pub, or just spending time.”
As you can see, it is not the big things that matter in the end. It is the time together, the conversations, and the closeness that we cherish and remember the most—the little things. Keep this in mind as you go about the usual obligations and to-do list this holiday season.
I think we need to look for seeing miracles in everyday life. When things get dark or stressful, we search for the big miracles, and we may need one, and that’s OK. But look for the smaller ones too. This is a wonderful time of year for you to view life as a miracle. Look for the gift in all of your life lessons, and see how your experiences can shift this holiday season.
One of the LifeBites cards says, “WHEN YOU NEED A MIRACLE, ASK!” * We forget to ask for what we want. Sometimes, we don’t ask for help because we think it’s not a big enough issue or we are accustom to doing things ourselves. There is a great power in PRAYER and the belief that MIRACLES can happen. INTEND for your wishes and desires to come true.
So this month, take time to reflect on your life and the people you love. Remember the people who inspire you (like my friend Olive has done in my life). Don’t wait until you are less busy or for the right time to share with the people close to your heart your thoughts, feelings, and desires. If you have issues with someone and you are not quite ready to talk to them yet, send them a prayer. If you need a miracle, ask, and take time to cherish the little things.
Sunday morning coffee with someone close to you, a glance, a smile, a walk on the beach, and/or laughing and playing with your kids.
Miracles happen everyday. We just have to be open to them and look for magical happenings in all the ways that God (The Universe) wants to reveal them to you.
Just remember “little miracles” can be the start of a big miracle and a Happy Holiday coming true!
I would love to hear from you below, “IF YOU HAD ONE MORE DAY WITH SOMEONE WHO DIED, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?”
* To find out more about the LifeBites cards for holiday gifts and New Year inspirations, CLICK HERE.