Thoughts for the holiday season

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be.  Be one.”  Marcus Aurelius

Okay, I know we all have a lot of pressure to be good and do good.  As I move through the holiday season preparations, it serves me well to be reminded that the stress associated with the increased activity can be transformed into results that can change a life.  Choosing kindness instead of short-tempered responses, choosing gentleness and presence of mind instead of  just going through the motions can make a huge difference in our own experience as well as those with which we are interacting or even those who witness our presence. 

I am committing to having just such an experience as often as possible, in an ongoing attempt to ‘be what a good wo/man should be’.  Happy, kind and gentle holiday wishes to everyone.



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