Thursday, December 23, 2010

advent calendar 23

My Wish For You

This Christmas, if you have lost someone dear to your heart, I wish for you 3 moments of peace amid the sadness. Just 3 small moments where the pain recedes and the presence of your loved one is palpable in the glow of white lights.

This Christmas, if you are alone, I wish for you the knowledge that God is always with you. Stillness and candle flame and a quiet mind will invoke for you whispers in your heart that confirm your worth and love-ability. Be still until you hear "I love you, Child" at the very edges of your awareness. Know you are never truly alone.

This Christmas, if you spend it with family, forgive everyone their foibles and dare to see them as individual human beings doing their best to live a valued life. Just one day of removing judgements and "shoulds" and expectations, just one short day of seeing them exactly as they are, will produce miracles. In you.
This Christmas, if you receive everything on your list, or you receive nothing on your list, or you had no list to begin with, I wish for you the most over-looked and critical gift that exists. Your breath. And its continued flow. Without your breath and the life-animating force it carries, you would have no lists to enjoy or aspire to or choose to never write.

Breathe deep the scents of the season. Breathe deep the love that time and space cannot erase. Breathe deep the God-force within and around you. Breathe deep the miracle of forgiveness. This Christmas, inhale love. Exhale peace.


  1. You are such a beautiful
    soul....Merry Christmas

  2. oh graciel. this is what i so needed to hear this morning. bless you. bless you.


  3. Lovely post, Graciel! Merry Christmas to you! :-)

  4. This is beautiful. I am so glad to have "made your acquaintance" through the lovely comment you left on my blog and will visit this positive, cosy and authentic place often from now on.

    With warm wishes for Winter and Christmas and the Glad New Year,


  5. What a gift today! Thank you Graciel & a nourishing heart-ful Christmas to you!!

  6. How beautiful...thank you Graciel. You kind and gracious heart is so appreciated.

  7. yes. this is christmas. every day, i try to remember to cherish that simple gift: breath. some days i forget, but i am getting better at remembering all the time.
    life is precious and beautiful and yes, i want to inhale love and exhale peace. thank you for this.


I always appreciate the time you take to comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by. Peace from my heart to yours. xo, Graciel