The True Christmas Spirit

           Just as this little tree is growing within this old tree stump, the True Christmas Spirit, grows deep within each of us, so we can become healthy, while we share the love of the Spirit with each other, moving forward throughout this journey of life. 

            The Christmas season is a lot more than just going to a store, fighting off the masses, just so we can buy the perfect gift, is there really a perfect gift? The only gift that should matter during this special time of year is, the gift of ourselves towards one another, especially those who are closest to us and are our Family, for whom we have a special bond, that we built a strong family foundation, that truly lasts the test of time. When you truly feel the warmth of the love of Jesus deep within your soul, then your heart will always be filled with this same warmth, especially when you truly have the faith in Jesus, as when he came to us, walked his journey truly showing us all that this love really exists. Jesus walked his journey with nothing but the faith of his father, the God that created us all, so we can walk our paths of this journey. With God our father, Jesus is our brother, teaching us that with faith, good will always win out over evil, leaving us all within peace and happiness always, throughout this journey we all walk. 

                  Now that we all decorate our tree’s, string the lights and get within the Christmas Spirit, Let us all truly feel the love deep within ourselves and not only share this love, but truly extend this love to last all year………….Every year. Through the love and faith in Jesus Christ, we all can walk in the peace and happiness always. The true Christmas Spirit doesn’t have to be just part of a season, as it can be very much a part of the journey we all walk, the Spirit lives within each of us, just we have to truly feel it, with complete faith in Jesus as well as ourselves. If we can beautifully decorate the Christmas tree within our homes, then we should easily, decorate the tree of love within us and feel it’s warmth every day of every year, throughout all our paths of this journey through life. 

                     Christmas is not that time of year to be spending within a store and waiting for inspiration to strike for the perfect gift. The perfect gift is already within us, maybe let the inspiration strike with a special hand crafted, made by yourself gift, that will Trump any gift, within any store. Inspiration can come from anywhere and when it does, plus when we just let the inspiration mix with the love within us, then we can create anything, that will totally help with spreading this Christmas cheer, not just throughout us all, but throughout all our paths, of this journey through life. 

” The true Christmas Spirit lives within us all and all we have to do is, truly feel it” 

” May we all truly feel the true Christmas Spirit and spread it totally throughout our paths of this journey through life” 

Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, as we all wait for that special person to visit us all” 

” Santa Claus lives within us all, as we truly feel the warmth of love and unleash it to all for who is around us” 

Diversity is everywhere, no matter where you go……….

            Even as you venture outside in the great outdoors, you will see Diversity all around you. As you go trekking through the wilderness and look at all that is around, you will find that even the plant life has many different varieties and yes they are living and breathing just as we throughout Mankind.  You can see all the different plant life within this picture and the one that stands out the most is the Birch tree in the middle of the picture, what you don’t see are these trees attacking each other, simply because they are different from each other, this is only done by us as Humans throughout Mankind.

Just because we may look different from each other, is not a good enough reason for us to attack each other, whether we do it physically or mentally, there is no reason good enough for this behavior at all. Some of us have different color skin, some may have different faiths, some have different nationalities, this is what’s suppose to make us better from one Society to another, not too mention help us grow healthy and happy, like all the plant life we see around us, when we trek through the wilderness of the great outdoors.

Just because someone looks different than we ourselves, does not mean they are different at all, they do bleed red blood and have all the same features as each of us, maybe one was born or maybe lost a limb from a tragic event, this isn’t reason to make fun of them, or simply ignore their existence, they to have the same feelings as each one of us and they do cry when we ridicule them just so we can look to be stronger than them, they still have a brain and a mind like all others and most of the time, they are much smarter then the ones that are ridiculing them. Then there are other people throughout this Society that are less fortunate than others, they may struggle to find food for their meals, or maybe don’t have a roof over their heads for warmth and comfort? This is no reason to look down on them and put yourself above them, instead we should show more Empathy and Remorse for them, so they can find the strength to be better, instead of just trying to be invisible from the rest of us. We throughout Mankind are our own worst enemies and all the problems throughout this Society are our own fault, whether we want to own up to it or not?

There are many varieties of Humans, just like there are many varieties of plant life, through this Diversity is how we grow to be stronger and better on our paths of this journey through life and we can be as healthy and happy as all the plant life throughout the Forests that we trek through as we explore. The biggest thing that is missing throughout this Society is, there is not enough Empathy or Remorse shown towards each other anymore, instead we try to get ahead of each other, by stepping on each others shoe shine and messing up each others shine, without caring for the mess we leave behind.

Diversity is everywhere as you look around, we all have a purpose on this journey through life, just that each of us have to find that purpose, the problem lies when we are busy messing up each others shine and we get wrapped up in offending each other, some may try to use the race card as a way of messing up the shine even more? I have a NEWS FLASH!!! There is no such thing as a race card, just that we need to use more Empathy of each other, put ourselves in the shoes of the ones we are messing up the shine, so we then can see that they to have feelings as we do. Just as all the plant life sway in the wind without a worry, we to can sway through this journey of life with no worries, when we walk our paths of this journey the right way and clearly see all the Diversity around us, show our true Empathy of each other, than all our paths of this journey through life, will be of peace, happiness and as healthy as we want to be, while the whole Society grows and becomes stronger than the Societies of the past.

” Diversity is everywhere around us, we just have to show more empathy and remorse, to let the Diversity grow in a healthy way”

”  The plant life throughout the great outdoors, has all the same Diversity as we do throughout all Mankind”

” There is no race card, this is a made up card by we the people throughout this Society”

” Empathy is a feeling deep within all of us throughout Mankind, it’s there for us to put ourselves in the shoes of others instead of messing up there shine, just for our own personal gain”

The colors of Autumn soon to be upon us once again

Autumn Leaves           The cool brisk mornings, that give way to the warmth of the afternoon air. This is what Autumn is all about, also with the bright colors of the leaves that are changing their colors, then fall to the ground and strip the trees bare, With all the bright vibrant colors of the leaves, mixed with a beautiful sunrise over the landscape, now your talking of a beauty that even a picture can’t capture just how beautiful it really is. The rays of the morning sun reflecting off of the dew on the green grass of the meadow, the bright rays of the sun bouncing from one colored leaf to the next and as the sun moves up away from the distant mountains, warms the air of the cool brisk mornings.

The season of fall, also known as Autumn. Truly is the best season of all four of the seasons. With fall all the plant life begins their exhaling process and gets ready for the cold of the winter, as in the spring the plant life does their inhaling process, to get ready for the summer season. The exhaling of the tree’s is what gives us the beauty of the bright colors of the leaves, plus it gives the tree’s time to ready themselves for the deep cold of the winter months. Yes most of us don’t like the season of winter, cause within this season we see nothing but the work of removing the snow that may fall and the deep cold that has us layer up to keep warm. When you look beyond the work and the layering up, truly see the winter for what it is, now you can see all the beauty that winter brings as well, okay maybe not the bright colors of fall.

The season of fall also brings a crispness to the air and a time for us to enjoy and unwind, like going to a real Country fair, that highlights all the Agriculture and what it takes for the Farmer to cultivate all the Agriculture. It is also maple syrup season, as the sap flows steadily out of the maple tree’s, there is nothing like fresh maple syrup and I especially like the maple sugar candy also. If your a sport’s fanatic than it is also the start of Football and Hockey season, to me the only two sports that matter of all the sports. There is a whole lot more to the season of fall, other than thinking of the winter, that is right around the corner.

With the season of fall we also have to turn the clocks back one hour, this gives us less sunlight and what makes winter seem longer than it really is, but come spring that hour gets returned and we can have longer days to enjoy outside. The winter months may have shorter days, but this is no reason to stay inside without enjoying the outside air. With each season there is plenty beauty that goes with them, you just have to go out and explore, to see all the true beauty around you. For me it is the fall that is the best season, as others have their favorite season for them to enjoy? The fall may be looked at as an ending, cause all the leaves fall off the tree’s and plant life seems to die for the winter, but if you can see a new beginning from all the endings, than the fall will never be looked at as an ending, only the start of a new beginning, for everything that may breathe the air, that this planet of Earth provides for us all.

” there are four seasons within a year on the calender, we each have our favorite season that makes us the happiest on our journey through life”

” we may lose an hour on the clock of time in the fall, but if you truly see all the beauty around you, you never notice the difference in time”

” the crisp cool morning air of the fall, gives way to the warmth of the afternoon sunlight for us to enjoy”

Having true Empathy takes a lot of work on all our parts……

The true feeling of Empathy is within each of us as Humans, it is when we acknowledge it that unleashes its true power and greatness, when we don’t acknowledge it is when it destroys us and everything around us.

When you acknowledge your true Empathy, you actually feel for others and what happens to them, you care for the feelings of others with affection, warmth and kindness, than without thinking you think of the ramifications of your actions, before you take the action.

When you have any thoughts of prejudice, means you are not totally in tune with your Empathetic side, cause with prejudice comes opinions of someone or a group of someones and you put down blame and hate toward those someones, which means you have no Empathy towards those someones, because you may dislike someone or a group of someones, doesn’t take away the fact that they to are Human and have feelings as you and I do and when you are in tune with your true Empathetic side, you have these feelings of compassion for them, you can’t have compassion for anything, if first you don’t have feelings for that something/someone, as the empathy and putting yourself in someone else s shoes always comes first, before you can even think about having compassion for that someone.

Having Empathy and putting yourself in the shoes of another, is something that lacks within this society of today and will also explain all the hate we see around us today, some may say they have compassion of others? But you can’t have compassion of that someone, as you need to feel the Empathy, in order to have any compassion.

Those who say they don’t feel Empathy, or those that look to others as having no Empathy, just simply haven’t acknowledged the Empathy inside them, as we all as Humans have this Empathy within us, we all suffer a loss or have some kind of life event happen to us, it is these that make us suppress our true feeling and emotions deep within our core, when we do this we than become something we truly are not, because of the pain of the loss or life event, we suppress these feelings and emotions, to keep us from further harm in the future, but what we don’t realize is, the pain we are hiding from will eventually find us and hurt us worse than the original hurt, when we acknowledge our true feelings and emotions, we also acknowledge our Empathy within us and then have feelings for those around us, which will always make us think of the ramifications of our actions, before we take the action we will regret later.

Most people who show no Empathy of others, not only have suppressed their Empathy, but have cut off their feelings of fear, shame, pain, confidence and joy, they think that showing their feelings will only bring more pain toward them, Empathy doesn’t mean to just identify with the painful vulnerable parts, it also means to feel the strong, courageous parts also, having true Empathy will help you not only feel of others, but help you keep your feelings and emotions close to you, which will help you control your actions and not let you take action before you regret what you did.

When you have compassion for someone, this doesn’t happen without first having empathy for that person, you see a car wreck and you go over and help this person to ease their pain, this is compassion, but it first starts with putting yourself in their shoes, which is the empathy that comes out from within us, if you simply just drive by, then you lack the empathy and there is no sign of any compassion, to have compassion is not a sign of weakness, as in this society may make you think otherwise, to have compassion shows true strength and the simple fact that you are truly in control of your feelings and emotions and truly acknowledge your empathy that is within you.

To truly acknowledge this true Empathy and compassion within us, we must first take care of ourselves, so we than can take care of others as we would want to be taken care of, when you take care of yourself, it allows you to be empathetic, compassionate and active member of your community, plus not to mention when you trust yourself, it is a lot easier to trust others around you, with this trust goes understanding and when we understand better our true feelings and emotions, it makes it easier for all of us to understand each other as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

” Mental self, physical self, emotional self and spiritual self are what makes up the elements of a balanced life”

” A healthy social life requires all parts of self to be balanced”

” humor is what we all need, without it we often feel depressed and have no joy”