For some, the term “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” brings to mind pleasant thoughts of family, friends, food, festivities and decorations, fond traditions, special songs, anticipation of the year ahead, and an opportunity to thank God for rich blessings throughout the past year.
For others, the holidays are associated with loss, sadness, loneliness, fear, and uncertainty.
My hope for all of you today is that you will experience JOY throughout the holiday season. Joy is not dependent on external circumstances or other people. Instead, it comes from within; a true gift which is meant to be enjoyed and shared.
I hope you’ll share JOY this holiday season! Share a smile, a handwritten note, a meal, a gift, a word of encouragement, the gift of time, the blessing of your friendship or forgiveness. As we experience and share holiday joy, we make the world a better place, one moment at a time!
Wishing you holiday JOY, and bountiful opportunities to share that with others in the week ahead!