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Friday, November 23, 2007

A Different Kind of Wish List on Black Friday

Today is (was) Black Friday ! Many, many crazy folks (not ME !!) hit the stores early in the morning with their wish lists in their hands. In the mail today, I received a church newsletter with it's own wish list. I am compelled to share because what it said is so powerful.

* Wish, in the name of the Bethlehem Baby, no child on earth would go to bed hungry tonight, and that every child had a bed in which to sleep.

* Wish that three gifts for the Baby might be faith, hope and love shared among us.

* Wish that "...fear not, I bring you good news of great joy" was a reality for all people, no matter how fearful we get sometimes.

* Wish for "peace on earth" in our hearts, in our homes, and in our world.

May you find joy in this upcoming holiday season through some "wish full" thinking, one prayer and one act of kindness at a time.

Along with all the shopping, decorating, eating, partying, celebrating and such ... Please remember the "reason for the season".

2 comments:

SJ said...

The reason for the season is what's most important, isn't it?

Very thoughtful. Thank you for the reminder.

frannie said...

I agree with SJ-- when things get so crazy and hectic, we can all use a little reminder.