These are wise words that were spoken and lived by Geordie’s
Great Uncle Ken McMillan. He was a Minister who shared a message
of hope and love for decades.
At this time of grief and joy—a global pandemic and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other celebrations, it is so needed.
When we need help, it shows great strength to ask. Please ask.
And when we shine our light, when we Just Show Up for Just One More, make acts of kindness part of our daily lives—we heal ourselves and the world.
There are many things we cannot do this year, and that is disappointing and discouraging. Please allow that. And then what can we do?
Here are a few things I chose to do this year. They did not take a lot of time or money, and they did make a difference.
-Delivered three huge bags of sheets, towels and winter clothes
to our Table Soup Kitchen; a loving organization who support
those in need.
-Zoom calls with my dear friend, Eva Olsson, who is 96 years young
-Donated gently-used purses to "Muskoka Purseveres" who will fill
and give to women who need a helping hand.
-Returned old eye glasses to eye Dr. to be given to those who
cannot afford them.
-Dropped off a little gift at the door of a friend after her surgery.
-Shared positive, inspiring and informative messages.
I Just Showed Up for as many as I can (and continue to) who are
grieving by calling, emailing, texting and connecting in any way I can.
The most special for me; I gave three plush Santa Clause "stuffies"
to three beautiful children who have had losses, grief and many transitions recently. When you press his hand, Santa says,
“The Magic of Christmas lies in your heart!”
If someone Just Showed Up for you this holiday season,
or if you were able to Just Show Up for someone else,
we would love to share your comments below...
May you feel the magic of the season in your heart.
May you carry love and gratitude with you, wherever you go.
May you be supported in grief and in joy.
If you need help, ask. If you can help, never stop.
Thank you for all that you do.
Happy Holidays, despite the challenges,
and may be create a transformational 2021, together!
Yvonne Heath is Canada's Proactive Living Consultant. She is a Speaker, Television Host, Award Winning Author
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