The joy of giving


I can actually say with complete honesty that I am looking forward to Christmas Day.  It will be a very simple one, just my sister and I sharing a seafood lunch together.  Today I went out and bought two soul centred gifts and I have just wrapped them up. While I was doing that I thought how much joy there is in giving.  Most certainly its wonderful to receive and for me receiving attention and care and love means a lot but its also lovely to feel that warm spot in our hearts which we want to give from, with no ulterior motive, just for the joy of giving.   There are so many ways we can give to others at Christmas. We can call or send a text to say we love someone and are thinking of them.   We can go and help or volunteer with those in need.  We can reach out to share with love in our hearts from the source of generosity of spirit.

In the past I see sadly how I resented Christmas.  It was always tied up with the wound of my Dad’s death.   This year I lost my Mum 13 days before Christmas but in some strange way the timing seems right.  Mum and Dad will be together on the other side tomorrow with my sister and other ancestors and loved ones who have passed.  I know they will be full of happiness that I am reaching out in love.  Yesterday I visited a friend who had an operation to remove a growth from his brain in the hospital I was in when I had my accident in 1979.   It was as if life had come full circle.  Today I feel a great peace and calm.  I am not running around.  Later I will go out to get a few last minute things for our lunch tomorrow.   I am just so grateful to be feeling this much peace before Christmas.  My heart feels full, no longer empty.  I cannot fully express in words how happy this makes me.

To all my beautiful followers, I know this is a very tough time, but I am wishing you all the peace and joy possible.   Thank you so much for your highly valued support this year.  I may never meet you but you are in my heart at the moment and I will pray that tomorrow brings something good to you, some peace, some joy, a moment of comfort or a slice of self compassion no matter how tough the day may be for you.

Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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    1. Me too Gail. The first Christmas without my Mum is a big one for us both I am so glad my sister wanted to share it with me. I hope you have a beautiful day. And I know God will smile on you and your family. Love Deborah ❤

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  1. That sounds really nice. A seafood lunch, that’s really fabulous.

    My parents are both still here but I won’t be seeing them on Christmas. I will call them for a short chat. My son is coming to my small apartment today & we are having a nice meal together & giving each gifts. He wanted an iron & an ironing board, so I got him a nice set! He is such a fashion plate at the lovely age of 24!

    I will call my other brothers & sisters tomorrow. I have a large family but I won’t see any of them on this particular holiday. Years ago, that would have made me cry but it’s ok today.

    I might to to an AA meeting. But I might just get out for a long walk somewhere. Be alone & enjoy the silence of the Solstice.

    Happiest of the Holidays. hugs

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    1. I think it sounds like you will have a special day whatever you do. I would love to get to a meeting. I think we can have that spirit of love in our heart whether or not we are with people or not. And a silent solitary Christmas has its own special vibe. I love the sound of your sons present. It made me smile.

      Much love and hugs to you, too. ❤


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