“I have always thought of Christmastime, when it has come round…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Remember at this season… every one of us is in a battle. So give each other grace.
I am not sure how I got ahead of my friend Nicole at Just Live It, but somehow I am about 20 days up on her!
Maybe I just got going so fast in life I managed to cram a couple of days at a time into 24 hour periods.
Anyway today I am making up for lost time and am showing all my happiness for the last four days.
I am happy for the relaxed contented attitude the Lord has been helping me to maintain this summer.
I am happy for all the good work The Winchendon Enhancement Committee has been able to accomplish this summer from this building.
I am happy to live in a picturesque community.
Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.
I have been trailing a week behind my happiness for about two weeks now. That isn’t a bad thing. Breathing in happiness fumes is good for the soul! Still I thought I would catch up today by sharing some of the really good news coming out of C.cada (our artist’s collaborative).
“Wonders happen either way. With you or without you.”
― Sergey Vedenyo
Because that is true I have chosen to be part of the wonder that God is creatingthrough this incredible group of people called C.cada
One of the reasons C.cada exists is so that we can encourage one another in our giftings and spur one another on to love and good works. To that end we all work on projects together throughout the year. Our monthly gatherings are about pushing each other through the dry spots so that we actually get artwork done and then together we get that artwork out into the community.
“Don’t look to others to give you happiness. Grow it within yourself and share it with the world around you. Bets are, if you give a bit of your happiness to the world, it will begin a ripple effect, and who knows how many other people you can help. It’s never too late to decide that your happiness (or whatever it is that you want) is yours to create and not the other way around.”
― Leigh Hershkovich
C.cada is about sharing the joy God has to given us with the world!
For all these kingdom advances coming through our artist’s collaborative I am extremely grateful and happy!
“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”
This has been a summer of simple pleasures: good weather and music in the park.
“The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.”
― Desiderius Erasmus
I am ready to go to the heights God has called me too. Are you ready?
It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
33He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he causes me to stand on the heights.Psalm 18:32, 33
“Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, –will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, –or to diminish something of their pains.”
― Jeremy Bentham
I am so happy my friends from C.cada chose to come with me and help with the Special Touch REACH NE event last Saturday.