Tag Archives: Christmas

Kindness: It’s Contagious!

I read a moving letter in an advice column from a lonely widower who had been the surprised beneficiary of a generous act of kindness from two strangers.  His tale lodged a lump of emotion in my throat and filled … Continue reading

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Gift For A Stranger

  Today, I delivered some cookies I had made to the local soup kitchen in time for the lunch service.  I’ve done this a number of times since we moved here and plan to make it a more frequent practice … Continue reading

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Your Shimmering Treasures

What a rocky start to the week.  Very sad family news one day followed by a day of heightened anxiety about a distressing local emergency.  Both mornings, I sat with my head in my hands, stopped in my tracks. I … Continue reading

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We Matter: Santa Hat Chronicles

Yesterday, I offered a holiday-themed dance class.  I had invested a good amount of time and thought in it and was giving the class free of charge in honor of the season. A few people had contacted me, saying they … Continue reading

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A Sense of Belonging: Santa Hat Chronicles

“…[F]or most of history, we didn’t live in families.  We lived in small communities that gave us our sense of safety and place in the world….The blessing and the tragedy of modern life is that we don’t need our community … Continue reading

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An Invitation For Playfulness: Santa Hat Chronicles

The night clerk stocking shelves calls over to me with a big grin on his face, “Hey, Santa, I’ve been really good this year!”  He proceeds to joke with me about how he hopes I’ll be  rewarding his behavior at … Continue reading

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Mending With Light: Santa Hat Chronicles

After a rocky day, I get up, grateful for another go.  Hopeful. As I clear dishes from the table, I decide to glance at the newspaper, which I have held off on lately.  The spate of suffering and hostility staggers … Continue reading

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