A CHRISTMAS WISH

 

May you have the chance to love another, to serve another, to help another grow.

May you find beauty in life without blinding yourself to the darkness where sadness and need hold sway.

May you heal the wounds that you have caused and forgive those wounds that you have received.

May you touch another life in a way that changes it for the better.

This is Christmas, the one time of year when we turn our hearts toward the act of giving. However you celebrate, whatever you believe, may you do your part to keep that legacy alive. It is the best of who we are, and the measure of who we can be.

Take care, my friends. It is a gift to be alive.

 by Kent Nerburn

Making Art to Make a Difference

Mylast jewelry show for for 2011 – 9-4 is this Sat. Dec. 10 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Hwy. 140 & 21 Circle Drive , Cottage Hills, Illinois – hope to see you there!

10% of proceeds Sat. will go to the Community Hope Center (food bank) and proceeds from one table of my discounted jewelry will be donated to the Concordia Lutheran Church.

 

Life as an Art Form


Go now, and live.
Experience. Dream. Risk. Close your eyes and jump.
Enjoy the freefall. Choose exhilaration over comfort.
Choose magic over predictability. Choose potential over safety.
Wake up to the magic of everyday life.
Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut.
Discover the beauty of uncertainty.
Know yourself fully before you make promises to another.
Make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need.
Know when to hold on and when to let go.
Love hard and often and without reservation.
Seek knowledge.
Open yourself to possibilities.
Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free.
Embrace your darkness along with your light.
Be wrong every once in awhile and don’t be afraid to admit it.
Awaken to the brilliance in ordinary moments.
Tell the truth about yourself no matter what the cost.
Own your reality without apology.
See goodness in the world.
Be bold. Be fierce. Be grateful.
Be wild, crazy and gloriously free.
Be you.
Go now, and live.
© Jeanette LeBlanc