“Twas the week before Christmas…

And all through the house, I longed to be calmly centered, cherishing a few quiet moments to truly embrace the gifts of the season.”

 Forcing myself to listen to the inner need for peace, I stopped the frantic shopping and racing around to hear what is truly important.   I also am grateful to my client, who serendipitously postponed our meeting today, so he could join me later in the week when we both feel more present to our work together.

In silence, this is the holiday wish that came to me, to share with you :

A New Season of Life

 May the edges be softened, whether they involved harsh financial challenges or hearts hardened by fear and rejection.

 May the family before you be inclusive, accepting each person’s uniqueness, flaws and all.

 May forgiveness be given generously, to others and ourselves, as we learn each day how to love a bit better.

 May the present moment be embraced for its purity and the chance to create anew.

 May new possibilities for greater joy, prosperity, health and love arrive daily.

 And, as a romantic who loves the thought of a white Christmas, my last quick wish:  May the first snowfall be gentle, and ideally arrive on Christmas Eve after everyone has arrived safely home.

 With love and blessings,


PS–and these wise words are the quote I’ve  chosen for today:

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. “  ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

The berries in Beth Shedd’s photo represent to me a new season of life, where nature blesses us with another round of bounty.




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  • Gail, I love your “A New Season of Life” words. To soften, accept, forgive, embrace the moment, and open to daily blessings – such good stuff. Wishing you, and all of us, a centered, peaceful, joy-filled holiday season!

    • Gail says:

      Thank you, Lyndra, for appreciating my brief and simple words today. which came to me from the heart when I honored my soul’s calling to STOP. Many blessings of the season to you. Love, Gail

  • Gus rowe says:

    Beautiful Gail, simply beautiful! Thank you!


  • Alice greene says:

    Great ending quote. Young kids are so wise.

    • Gail says:

      Yes, kids are so tuned into their senses and seem to know from the beginning what is truly important in life. We learn so much from children by taking time to listen to them.

  • Ah, Gail, this helped me to quiet down as well. Thank you. And thank you for more than understanding about getting together and know that I am with you in a shared quiet heart that expands in Light and Love with each conscious breath.


    • Gail says:


      It’s so wonderful to “be” with others in a shared quiet heart–lovely words from you. Many blessings as we continue to grow together as coaches. Love, Gail

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