Thursday, December 23, 2021



Gratitude inspires Giving.

Gratitude increase happy Living.

Gratitude expands What is Good.

Gratitude changes our Attitude.

The Night Before Christmas (adaptation by Robert) below

Thank You

Thanks for your gifts of caring.

Thanks for you gratitude and sharing.

Thanks for taking the time to remember to Love.

Thanks for giving your best and erasing the rest.

I sure hope you are thanking you for being You.

Remembering to enjoy your life is a gift to us all.

Being willing to have the best intentions is a wonderful gift.

Continuing to listen within with love in your heart is a good start.

All of us are giving to one another.

All of us are teaching one another.

All of us are reminding one another.

All of us are living what we want to see and be.

Life is an endless circle of love for all of us.

We ascend together as we each contribute to the greater whole.

Without conscious awareness we are lifting up or bringing us down.

Each one and everyone are all interconnected and never separate.

When I am not in communication with you, I am with you in love.

When I am under the weather, I aw with you in Spirit.

When I am away from my computer, I am joined with you in consciousness.

When I am busy serving another, my gifts are given and received by all.

There is no separation here.

We each are receiving the gifts of love being shared.

One for all and all for One.

This is the enlightened journey we have begun.

Partners receive from one another.

Children receive from their parents and parents from their children.

Receive the best and forgive the rest.

Let go of what you want not to be so.

Love begets love.

Fear begets fear.

Anger creates anger.

Undo what you don’t want to be true.

I receive your love and I know you receive mine.

There I no greater gift for now and all time.

Let us remember to care for one another.

With your thoughts and words, with your deeds of Love.

Loving you with gratitude and joy,

Betty Lue

The Night Before Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas and all through the earth

Was the light of love shining, a holy new birth.

Forgiveness completed, all judgments aside,

My conscience was clear with no hint of pride.

My worries behind me (I'd put them to bed)

While visions so heavenly danced in my head.

The job and the family, all routine, a snap.

Unaware, I was into a spiritual nap.

When out of the calm, there arose such a clatter.

My life was unsettled.  Now what was the matter.

Away from my habits I flew like a flash.

I threw off attachments, and then came the crash.

The feeling was alien, nothing the same.

I couldn't describe it or give it a name.

When what to my wondering eye should appear

But a blaze of white light, and coming so near, 

With a little old angel so lively and quick

I knew in a moment, I was going to be sick.

More rapid than eagles his values they came

And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:

"More honesty, tolerance, gentleness, trust,

Faithful and generous, with patience a must.

To topple defenses and breach the fear wall

Now dash away, smash away, drop away all."

As just as the leaves in a hurricane swirl,

Or a dancer will leap or will jump or will twirl,

So up in the air all the pieces they flew

And I felt when I looked, I'd see everything new.

And then in a twinkling, I felt with a start,

The growing and glowing, expanding my heart.

As I came to my senses and was turning around

I saw in the mirror an image profound.

He was bathed in bright light from his head to his toe

(His clothes were quite common so no one would know)

The weight of the world had just dropped from his back

And he danced like a peddler devoid of his pack.

He moved and he walked with a sense of great ease.

His lack of self-judgment made him easy to please.

The smile of his mouth was the shape of a bow,

It would light up a crowd wherever he'd go.

His relative silence bespoke inner peace

Letting all in his presence experience release.

He had a bright face and a happy, strong laugh

Which touches the heart, cuts resistance in half.

He was loving and kind, a right jolly old elf

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.

A wink of his eye and a nod of his head

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work.

He listened within (a somewhat strange quirk).

But touching his hand to the side of my face

We joined, became one, with no distance or space. 

I knew in that moment just what my gift was

To love all of my brothers, with no "why" or "because".

And I'm here to exclaim, as I grow in Love's light,

Merry Christmas to all, it will turn out all right.

Adapted by Robert Waldon