Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gifts Are Symbols

I offer the gift of Love and Appreciation.
I offer all I have to give.
I am blessed as I share only blessings.
I receive as I give with genuine joy.

How about giving some real gifts this year?
Perhaps gifts that are anonymous?
Perhaps gifts that are real and lasting?
Perhaps gifts of service and helping?

Have you considered giving to your loved ones your time?
Have you considered giving to those you resent or avoid the gift of kindness?
Have you ever thought to be thoughtful to those you take for granted or neglect?
Have you considered giving overt love and appreciation to someone who needs to be valued?

Dutiful or obligatory giving may distract us from the real gifts we can give with no reason.
We may be so caught up in the busyness and stress of shopping that we ignore our own needs.
Sometimes we get irritable and forget to appreciate the clerk, the postman, our family.
When find yourself giving because it is expected, you may want to stop and change your attitude.

Consider giving with gratitude and joy.
Consider giving what is really wanted.
Consider giving without conditions.
Consider giving your love and appreciation.

Our Unity Center for Inspired Living gave to one another with a holiday potluck and gift exchange.
We have given caroling, holiday homemade goodies and gifts for 24 women and their small children at a recovery home nearby.
We are bringing Christmas carols and teddy bears and bookmarks with “You are Loved!” to two nursing homes in our town.
We host both a Winter Solstice meditation and Celebration at Positive Living Center and a New Year’s Eve Play Shop in our home and workshop after church at our Unity Center.
All five of our grandchildren will be with us for several days over the holidays and Santa comes here as well as to their homes.
We are setting up a 14 ft backyard trampoline as a surprise on Christmas Eve in Alameda for our grandkids.

Yes, we find plenty of fun and fantastic ways to spread Holiday Joy.
Mostly we are enjoying ourselves in giving what is meaningful to us.
We love singing, sharing, making happy and having fun with games and laughter and watching kids.
Give yourself a truly Merry Christmas by doing exactly what is right and best for you! 

You see in the end, it is your Light that calls to be turned it.
It is your Love, you are longing to feel and reveal.
It is your giving that is the True and Lasting Gift.
So make sure to give what gives to you the Happiness and inner Peace you desire.

Loving You always and only as the True Gift I AM.
For this is the way I remind us all to show up as the Love and Light we truly Are.
Betty Lue

You are a gift to me!! I know you and I appreciate you. Betty Lue

The Gift You Are

You are the gift.
In your healing, I am healed.
In your smiling, I find joy.
In your learning, I am filled with wisdom.
In your free expressions, I am empowered.
In your abundance, I too prosper.
In your spontaneity, I am set free.
In your joy, I know heaven.

And so it is that you give your Self to me
And I receive you with love and gratitude.
I am the gift I give to You
And I fully receive the gift I freely give.

As I know You, I know my Self.
As I give to you, I receive all good.
As I support you, I am supported by the Universe.
As I honor and respect you, I experience gratitude in all my being.
As I love you, I am loving all of God's creation.

I know you and believe in you.
I honor, respect and support you in being.
In you and me is all the Universe.
We are gifts to one another.

       - Betty Lue