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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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A Year to Love

Dear Kind Readers of Coal Creek Farm,

How are all of you?  I hope you’re well and above all that you are happy and loved.

I’m reflecting on the past month.  As Christmas approached so many tragedies hit that my soul was flooded with grief.  We watched as a nation the aftermath of the brutal killings of precious children and the adults that chose a profession to aid our children at Sandy Hook Elementary.  For days the only thing people could discuss was gun control and mental health.  My heart ached for all of them, so far away, yet so close to home.  Some expressed their sorrow in song and some argued politics and health benefits.  It all seemed ludicrous when I saw the images of the stricken families that will forever be scarred with the pain of losing a loved one, especially a child.

There was grief in our church and in our town as two babies passed away unexpectedly .  I attended the funeral of one of the babies, I’ve never been to a funeral where so many people cried for a family.  It was so very sad to see their pain and grief.  So very, very sad.

I only have one resolution this year.  Love more.

It’s a tall order I know.  But, I want to wake up every day and share love with people.  I truly believe that when people are kind and loving it spreads like a virus.  I hope I can spread some love past the doors of my own home to the people of this world, the people who need love, that need a kind gesture.  I hope I can teach my children to put their needs aside to help and comfort someone.  I hope I can teach them to do these things without the need for self-gratification.

I hope this year I will remember everyday to love more.

Oh, and dance like nobody is watching too!

Fast Tube by Casper

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