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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:53

My gifts for the remaining 2013 days of Christmas

Written by  Dale Ferrel
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There are 12 days until Christmas.

Please remember; some of the best gifts we can give or receive at Christmas are all free. Love, caring, sharing, companionship, generosity, tolerance, friendship, good health and happiness.
If you have been blessed with more than you need, consider enjoying the warmth of giving. Never use gifts to replace the time and effort of doing the things that really count that I have mentioned in the previous paragraph.
With that in mind, I give you my thoughts for each of the 12 days of Christmas, 2013:
Day 1: “It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.” (Abraham Lincoln).
Day 2: Are you prepared to give what you want to receive and become what you want to be? We often get back what we give. (Author Unknown).
Day 3: “Everything there is but lovin leaves a rust on yo soul.” (Langston Hughes).
Day 4: My best hope is every bit as likely to occur as my worst fear, so I have no reason to give more weight to my negative assumptions. (Author Unknown).
Day 5: “Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins.” (Indian Prayer).
Day 6: I can learn to respond with love, caring and respect for myself, even for those parts of me that experience fear, confusion and anger. (Author Unknown)
Day 7: “Forgiving is not forgetting, it is letting go of the hurt.” (Mary McLeod Bethune).
Day 8: “We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them.” (Jean Toomer).
Day 9: Trees don’t sit around and worry about forest fires. Water in a pond doesn’t fret about turbulence encountered a few miles upstream. You will never see a butterfly pry on its fellows affairs. All creation is simply going about the business of living and I can chose to do the same. (Author Unknown).
Day 10: “Give what you have to someone. I may be better than you think.” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).
Day 11: “Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; its only good for wallowing in.” (Katherine Mansfield)
Day 12: “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” (Helen Keller). 
May you be blessed and celebrate the peace and joy of this special season with family and friends as you prepare to reflect on the joys and sorrows of the passing year and your hopes for the coming one.

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