Monday, November 26, 2007

The Power of Hope

"All growth is the desire of the soul to refine and enlarge its presence..." Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our Yearning To Belong, John O'Donohue

The Christmas season is a time of rebirth of the values that grow the soul and enlarge its presence. The spirit of generosity is at its shining best as people's hearts open to one another.

One of the Christmas themes is hope. Hope gives life and vitality. It births optimism. As we put up Christmas decorations, we can also take time to decorate our hearts with hope--hope for our dreams; hope for our world. We can put feet on our hope by spreading the spirit of Christmas wherever we go. Shopping can be an experience of joy by keeping the smile in our hearts.

Affirmation: I give my best and let go of the rest.

Prayer: God of wonders and miracles, shine the light of hope bright in me. Let it light my holiday with joy and gratitude. Let Your light of hope in me help others find this light in themselves.

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