If it would snow it may, indeed, feel like the Christmas season. Could this global warming thing be real that we in Indiana have not had a white Christmas in several years? Whatever it is, it does not feel like Christmas without the white stuff! My mother used to tell me the older I got the quicker time would go by; and, she was correct. It is amazing 2018 is about to conclude and another Christmas is upon us. I have loved the Christmas season my whole life, and this year it feels like I'm going through the motions. So many life events have occurred and relationships have shape-shifted that my need for stability has lost it's footing.
Nonetheless, my heart remains childlike when I see the colored lights adorn homes, street lights and the Martinsville City-County building on the town square lite up like a gingerbread house. It is certainly worth the drive to see this beautiful old building in its full holiday display. My heart is reminded of the simple things in life that offer busy people the opportunity to remember the hopeful, dreamy times of our youth. The times when everything seemed possible and upbeat. It wasn't the number of gifts we received, it was the time together to feel the electricity that runs to and through each other's hearts as we gather to give and receive the simple, most important things in life around a table filled with foods prepared by the hands of those present. The greatest gift present was the love we shared. Perhaps we can remember these truths when we feel frantic our shopping list has many names yet to be checked off! Perhaps a simple: one back rub, help cleaning out the garage, keeping my room clean, and doing two helpful things without being asked, can suffice! Whatever you choose, enjoy this next week, even if the grass is still green!
Why I do for others?
I was recently asked to consider why I do for others. I set that question aside to let it settle in my heart. After 4 days this is what came to me: "I do for others because I needed someone to notice my pain and confusion when I was young." This is how I chose to change that need, to "Be the Change I wish to see in the world," I decided to "Be the Support I needed at various times in my life." If all I do this lifetime is be that support I've accomplished much, at least that is how I see it.
I wish for others to know there is always someone who will be there when they need love, assurance they are valued . . . most importantly, to be seen! As I type those words, my heart is moved to the tender areas in the human experience. Life brings us growth opportunities; we need assurance and reminders that we journey with others, not alone! The question is, "Are we willing to ask for what we need and then, most importantly, receive what is offered? These are my thoughts that Wednesday morning!
Join us Thursday, Dec 20 at 7 p.m. as we conclude our Sacred Walk with the Clan Mothers for 2018. Becomes Her Vision will offer us the opportunity to review 2018 in order to become clear with our goals for 2019. Bring a friend, cover for your lap, a light snack to share and an open heart. It does not matter if this is your first experience with the Clan Mothers, this is an opportunity to pause and reflect in order to move into the New Year with our dreams. Check out the 13 Original Clan Mother's link on this site and read through a brief synopsis of their amazing teachings of Truth. Please RSVP by Thursday noon 12/20 IF you plan to attend.
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!