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“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank

“Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.” – Epictetus

“Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.” – Epictetus

As the race to Christmas and the new year comes to an end, I wish all quiet in the rush and discovery of the depth of the season, of life. Listening to Christmas songs, the words that caught my attention this week and that I really heard for the first time – “God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay…O, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy.” We need comfort and joy and in rest, the good tidings that permeate our lives are revealed, as if for the first time.

Dismay not and get caught up in the true meaning of the next week and how it can change your life well beyond a day, beyond the wrapping. And as the new year awakes, may the ornaments that hang on the “tree” of your life be ones that give comfort and joy to you and all those that cross your path and walk beside you on your journey. Ornaments of love, understanding, peace, empathy, enthusiasm, forgiveness, delight and awe. O, tidings.

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  1. Beautiful Kathy!

    I wish you good tidings of comfort and joy of the season and may peace and love surround you in all the days of the new year.


    December 19, 2013
  2. Having two weeks off from work over the holiday season, I am tempted by those around me to “do” something, get out, take part in the hustle and bustle of the season. Personally, I like to look at that period of time as a chance to quiet the mind, reflect on the importance of this time and the people around me, and nurture the relationships that mean the most to me. Great tidings of comfort and joy to you and your family also.

    December 19, 2013
  3. Wishing you all the peace and joy in the new year and beyond. As I celebrate Christmas…I am once again grateful for the “poverty” I suffer…for I am one of the few who am able to just sit at home, listen to the Christmas carols, and not worry about all the hustle and bustle…I am able to rest and enjoy the spirit of the season…and will keep this peace about me more and more as I practice the art of just being.

    December 19, 2013
    • Thanks for you thoughtful comments! Merry Christmas.

      December 19, 2013
      • You’re posts always get my day going on a positive note…I love that.

        December 19, 2013
      • Thanks so much!


        December 19, 2013
  4. Anonymous #

    Beautiful Kathie. May we all receive tidings of comfort and joy. And may we all slow down enough to feel and appreciate the spirit of the season. As always, thanks for the reminder.

    December 19, 2013

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