Although I have not done it every year, I have for most years, written a letter to my daughter at Christmas time. I like to share with her about the year, her achievements and milestones, and mostly how proud I am of her and to let her know much her Dad and I love her.
This morning I worked on this letter to Sivanna, who is now 15. It has been a tough year for us with the ongoing pandemic situation and my Stage IV cancer diagnosis back in March. So let’s just say writing the letter today was pretty intense for me.
I am so glad I have done this throughout the years. Sivanna will always have those letters to go back to and to reflect on and to also receive insight and wisdom from us that she can use later in life.
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My Honey’s Christmas Message 2011
Peace on earth and goodwill to all men. The words God, Life, Love, Energy, and Source all mean the same thing. God is the energy that is the source of all life. Love is the highest energy that we can vibrate at. When we vibrate in pure love we are at total peace. As we celebrate Christmas this year, May we experience the peace that only love can give. May that love that is inside all of us be the gift of peace that we give to the world this Christmas.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
Love All Ways, Don
I too wish everyone PEACE, LOVE and JOY this holiday season and always and as Don says in All Ways (his famous signature) 🙂
This is a picture I made with my Christmas tree in the background. I love looking at the Christmas tree and thinking about all of the Love that has surrounded it over the years. Of course, each ornament has significance and makes the tree even more special because of them.
I sometimes just sit and think about many people’s Christmas trees and how they display a lifetime of stages and memories. As I gaze at my own tree, which is right beside me now, I see ornaments given to me by my mother who passed in 1993. I see a few “Baby’s First Christmas”. I see handmade ornaments by my daughter. I see ornaments made each year for Sivanna, my daughter, by her Grandmother by Heart, Joyce. I see many ornaments with special memories….. too many to list.
But what I see most of all, is LOVE. The warmth and glow of the tree and the fire reminds me of that inner and outer glow of Love. We gather in Love, we celebrate in Love and we Rejoice in Love.
Every year I host Christmas Eve at my house and this year was spectacular! Everyone had fun and there were smiles and Love all around. I know why though. I know the secret to why it was so wonderful and why it gets better every year…. it’s because we are appreciating it and each other more and more every year and it just makes it more enriched each and every year.
One of my most favorite things to see is the tradition being instilled in my daughter. As we prepare for the occasion she automatically knows to get out the serving platter for the turkey, our special cutting board given to us by Baba, aka Big Audrey (because there is a little Audrey), the fine china and to tidy the bathroom and whatever else we need to do. At these times I smile with my heart and it swells in the knowing that she will one day be fondly sharing memories of times past and of how much Love and JOY were in them. And the she too will be hosting the next generation with Love in her heart too!
Here I am in my kitchen with ‘the cutting’ board and my Santa apron given to me also by Baba one yearl
When I am long gone from this world, I would want anyone reading this who knows and loves me and has been a part of these glorious occasions to know how much I Love putting these on and preparing the food with Love for all of you to enJOY. My eyes are leaking as I type this and I am grateful that I can write things like this to express my feelings of JOY and APPRECIATION. I am also grateful for all of you in my life who Love me and show me all the time. I love you all!
Merry Christmas and may you always celebrate with JOY in your heart!
My eyes are still half closed and filled with sleep. My hair is complete bed head and I haven’t brushed my teeth. I had to get out of bed to get this message typed up while my connection to it was still strong, even though I am sleepy lol!
Just before waking this morning I had a visit from a departed loved one. They gave me a message to share with all whose eyes and hearts want to both see it and to hear it. They said it was especially important at this time of year.
After letting me know how much they loved me and that we are all loved always by our loved ones on the other side, they told me they were with my Moobs, who was my cat that died 14 years ago and just two weeks before my daughter was born. This was important because I was petting and loving my current cat Bella who was laying on top of me in bed. It was important because it signified an important message that they wanted me to know and to share with you reading this.
It goes something like this:
There is always something or someone to love. When you love or show appreciation to anything or anyone, it activates the frequency of Love within you and you remember ‘who you are’. We need to know that we are always loved, we are Love and that there is always something or someone to direct our love to. This was very important for them to share. This is why the cats were significant. My Moobs has been gone for 14 years, but I now have a Bella to Love and to show my Love to! And that there are countless people or animals in the world that we can show our Love to!
They stressed to me that there are ALWAYS places to direct our Love to, so that we can activate the Love frequency within ourselves. When we activate this frequency in ourselves we heal ourselves and we heal the world and spread more Love and JOY.
It was also impressed upon me that if you do not currently have people or pets in your life to project your love to, you can do it in other ways. One is by enJOYing memories of your departed loved ones. They stressed to me in a big way, that it is important to experience the memories through a kaleidoscope of love and JOYful remembering. They said that we we need to know that this is okay to do this and that in fact it is great to do!They reiterated that when we remember them with Love and JOY within our hearts, it makes it the most effective way to activate the Love frequency and to ignite the JOY in our souls. When we do this remembering with JOY and Love in our hearts it fills up our heart and soul right now while we are here on earth! And a side note is to understand the word remembering or re-membering. It is a regrouping of sorts that re-embodies something. So a JOYful memory or remembering reconnects you to that body of mutual Love.
They also wanted me to share that another way we can activate the love frequency is by loving things. Now we need to understand that this is not the love of acquiring things but more so about appreciating the things that you enJOY, whatever they might be. For example art, your favorite cup, a blanket, the blue sky…. anything that activates the frequency of Love within you! Appreciation is the fast track to activating Love within you.
While writing this I thought of the JOY my friend ‘s Mom Eva had the other day while she showed me all the Christmas cards she got. Her face lit up as she picked up each card and told me how beautiful it was and who it was from. She also showed me a snowman that her neighbor had given her. She was thrilled with it. The added bonus was that she did not know it lit up but I saw the little button on the bottom. So she turned it on and both she and the snowman were glowing! 🙂 It was a site to see.
It came to me that when we show appreciation for the things like Eva’s Christmas cards given to her, and the snowman, we activate that frequency of appreciation and ultimately Love. This is really awesome because we then connect to the love given to us from the giver and we receive it with Love and Appreciation. It’s win win and a beautiful thing. I took great delight is seeing Eva, who is 79, enJOY her cards and the snowman. Eva just recently lost two sisters, her spouse and her son was in hospital that day so her heart was heavy. These small acts of kindness from others made a huge difference and I saw how powerful they were.
To my departed Loved One… you know who you are. Thank you for visiting today. I am sure we all appreciate the beautiful message you brought this morning. I know I did. My heart is swelling with Love for you and I am receiving your Love now. I will look for that sign that you have promised me at this time of year, and that you have sent every single year since you returned to the spirit world. 🙂
And for all of my friends reading this, I hope this message has brought you a gift of Love or HOPE or whatever it is that would bring you PEACE at this time of year. I am sending you much LOVE right now and I promise you that each word, while typing this out, has been filled with more LOVE than you will every know! Merry Christmas my friends.