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December 23, 2013

Think About It: That Time Of Year

If we can be merry and appreciative and thankful during this festive time of year, why can't we do it all the time, or at least more often? Why do we need the dictates of the calendar to remind us to be good souls? If your answer is that it's simply too much work to be kind all the time, then perhaps you're lazy. If your answer is that there are spiritual reasons to count our blessings at this time of year, then perhaps you should re-read the good book. I'm pretty sure it's a general guide to what we should do and how we should behave year round.

As it takes over 40 muscles to frown but less than 20 muscles to smile, you'd think we'd all be grinning all the time. Ah, but the mind gets in the way, so let's take some of the goodness that is the Christmas season and store it in the conscious and subconscious sections of our brain matter and then refer to these areas more often. For example, must we overwhelm everyone with gifts and cards just this week, including far too much food? Can we set aside moments to say and show thanks as the moments actually occur to us, rather than store it up for this week? Of course we can. It's a question of conditioning.

Now I realize that some would consider you a whacko if you started gifting people in March, June or August, but the bottom line is- let's take the goodness and the deep meaning of this brief window of time, and let's spread that aloha around more often. How much better would we feel and would others feel if we all chipped in all the time. Galatians 6:9 said- "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Yoda said- "Do or do not. There is no try". Good tidings to all. Think about it…

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