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.
Gail Kauranen Jones is an intuitive coach, gifted wordsmith and inspiring teacher who has been leading others through transformation for more than twenty years. She is the author of two books, Cancer as a Love Story: Developing the Mindset for Living, and To Hell and Back…Healing Your Way through Transition. Both books were met with rave reviews on Amazon and elsewhere.
She recently appeared as a guest “worthiness coach” on CBS TV’s award-winning talk show The Doctors and on Sirius FM Radio. Her articles and “tips” on worthiness have also appeared several times in Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper.
She has taught many leading-edge workshops at top spas and wellness centers. She now leads Zoom group coaching programs and is a guest speaker at many related events.
Gail lives a passionate and simple life writing, hiking, connecting in meaningful ways, aligning in joyful collaboration and thriving in nature.