Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Chrismas cookies and wishes

Have a cookie. There's ginger crinkle, shortbread, and peppermint bark.
Take a deep breath. In this season that lends itself to mania, perfectionism, and frenzy, take this moment to let it all go. Exhale. Think about what is important to you, what you value. Chances are it didn't cost a lot of money. (And even if it did, chances are that's not the real reason you treasure it.) The things that are of real value are honor, integrity, honesty, love, self-respect, respect for others. As parts of our world spiral down into violence, hatred and depravity, we need to stand up for the better part of humanity. To let love and honor and respect shine as beacons against the darkness.
Take a deep breath.
Savor the simple pleasures.
Practice peace.
Shine your light against the darkness.
Thank you to all who have visited this blog. I wish you all the best and hope we can continue sharing creativity throughout the next year. You are all clear shining lights of inspiration.


Lisa Adams Reed said...

This is truly a very special post. I feel exactly the same way and could not have said it so well.
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

The message is even better than the cookies, thank you.

rrARTz said...

yummy cookies with a beautiful message.

Anonymous said...

You are so right - what we value the most rarely came with a price tag!

Anonymous said...

So I was just sitting here wishing I had a cookie and then I clicked onto your blog and there they were. If I could just download the image and eat them I'd really be happy! They look yummy!