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I Can't Sing but I Will Give it My Best!

Posted on December 09, 2017 by Bruce MacNaughton

Our hearts break for everyone affected by the devastating wildfires in California. Events like this serve as a sobering reminder of how everything we know can change in an instant.

Over the holiday season, it’s so easy to get caught up in the stress of it all that we can forget to slow down and take a deep breath. Watching the events from so far reminds me again to take time to sit and enjoy, give thanks for all that I have, and not dwell on what I don't.

Think about this simple truth; you become what you behold. If you behold goodness, then your goodness increases.   If you behold love you become more loving and if you behold thankfulness you become more thankful.

I am thinking of the next few weeks ahead. I share a list of some of the holiday traditions we take part in to fill the soul and warm the heart.

• Drive around and admire the Christmas lights (will put photos up next week)
• Go Caroling with friends. ( I can't sing, but I will give my best)
• Sit by the tree with a book and a lovely cup of tea (that is a daily thing for me)
• Re-read a Christmas story from your childhood. 
• Watch your favourite Christmas movie, free from distractions (we always watch Jimmy Stewarts' "Its a Wonderful Life." Love that film)
• Visit a friend or neighbour
• Perform a random act of kindness
• Visit a local store and purchase a toy for a toy drive
• Volunteer or donate to the local food bank or soup kitchen
• Visit the residents at your local seniors home or manor

To do something, however small, to make others happier and better is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being. ~ John Lubbock

Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to read my blog today, and I wish you a great week ahead. 

Merry Christmas

With love,

Bruce

Ps. We want to thank, Katherine McLaine, for this lovely photo of Gulf Shore Road, National Park, Prince Edward Island.