I’m not sure about you, but I’m excited that Christmas is just around the corner!
Photo by Ian Keefe on Unsplash
I love the above photo because it makes me dream of being inside that toasty cabin—a beautiful and peaceful oasis in a winter wonderland.
If it were possible, perhaps you and I could be sitting there, together, talking about your life and how you would like to change it, improve it and become the person you’ve always dreamed of being.
It starts with a dream, a vision first and then comes the reality.
I’m convinced that it can happen to you, because I feel it happening to me.
I’m already thinking about Scrooge (click here to see the 1970 version). I like to watch this movie once a year as a reminder about lasting values such as love, fidelity and generosity.
Holiday tunes are playing in my mind, too. (Click here to listen to some relaxing Christmas music).
Yesterday, I noticed that gift products were available at the Shopper’s Drug Mart I frequent and that people were already displaying that ‘nervous holiday energy.’
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I was rummaging through old, family photographs today.
I enjoyed seeing one of my paternal grandmother, my namesake, and father, Julius, as a young boy.
We all have a background and a history but it’s the radical transformations—like Scrooge’s—that happen along the way that arrest our attention.
Watching Scrooge makes me wonder how much we participate in the transformative, next-level process and how much of it comes from the Spirit.
Whatever the case, we are certainly co-participants in the up-leveling process.
Out of the blue
That which calls us to re-examine our lives often appears to come unannounced.
Like for Scrooge, it might be a little scary, but the end result is wonderful!
Nothing like it
Becoming a better version of ourselves is the opportunity that is given to us in this life.
I think that we ought to take advantage of this, perhaps the greatest of opportunities.
Merry Christmas in advance, and Happy Holidays, to all celebrants!
Let’s Take it to the Next Level Together,