Live your Unitarian Universalist values out loud. Make your year-end gift today!
M. Maureen Killoran
‘Tis the Season
. . . of advertisers run amok and ambitions amplified beyond belief
. . . of Martha Stewart moments mixed with desert island dreams
. . . when even the most dedicated holiday-hopper admits perfection
isn’t possible and “good enough” is how the season ought to be.
. . . of post-inebriated Santas blocking with consumer guilt the way
to one-too-many holiday-mad stores.
. . . when glad tidings of busyness keep from us the news that
nostalgia ain’t what it was.
. . . when we deal with the gap between what we could/should be
doing and what is possible in the reality of today.
. . . the season when all the dreams you’ve ever dreamed of being—
but aren’t—return, reminding you of what you once could be.
For all this and more, I say to you (and to me)—
This is the seaon
. . . for generosity of spirit
. . . for giving of the heart without counting cost
. . . for forgiving those who are not here or not here as we would need
. . . for gentleness with self and others
. . . for hope that love in presence or in memory will pay a healing call
. . . for conviction that the way YOU greet each dayspring is what
matters after all.
Blessings, and may this holiday season bring, for you and yours,
Joy and Peace.
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Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
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