Merry Christmas and My Holiday Wish(es) for You

First, let me wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas wherever you are in the world. It is my hope that the coming year be filled with joy, peace and happiness.

TSA Happy Holidays

A Beautiful Holiday Gift

Last week, I was given a beautiful gift.  My friend, Lori hosts a biweekly Google hangout at her site. She starts each hangout with a theme and questions for discussions.  This week, the topic was “wishes.”  We discussed what we hoped and what we expected would be different for the coming year.

At the end of the hangout, Lori said, “What is your wish for each person in the hangout?”

It was the most beautiful gift.  Each of us got to go around the group (there were six of us on the hangout) and share a personal wish for each of the others in the hangout. This time was filled with affirmation, appreciation and best wishes for success for the coming year.

It was such a wonderful gift, that I would like to just take a few minutes on this busy day and share my wishes for you.

What I Wish for You

“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love,
prosperity, happiness… all the good things.”
– Maya Angelou

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I Wish You…

1. Clarity – To know what you want–and what you don’t–and the courage to attain it.

2. Confidence – To know who you are and what you’re capable of–and the presence to exercise your power with grace and courtesy.

3. Joy –Last but not least.  That with it, you may have “all the good things” as well.

Most of all, I pray that today you might know that you are worthy of these wishes and infinitely more.  May you know love (and that you are loved).

I treasure you. I appreciate you. I thank you for bearing witness to my journey as I do, yours.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

About Steve

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  • Lori Gosselin

    Hi Steve! Thanks for this – gave me the opportunity to come by and wish you a Merry Christmas and all good things for 2014! This is a beautiful post – so well worded.
    I look forward to the Hangouts in the coming year. 🙂

    • Hi Lori – that was a quick response. 🙂 I’m so grateful for you and your friendship. Thanks for the original “gift” and the impetus for the post. Praying for peace and joy for you and yours the next few days that you’ll feel comfort and closeness as you relish good past memories and make wonderful new ones. Merry Christmas.

  • Hi Steve! No coincidence here: when I opened my inbox this morning your beautiful post warmed my heart and lit my day. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you and yours, a joy filled holiday time and so much to look forward to in 2014. Blessings!

    • Hi Barbara,

      Thanks so much for stopping by. It has been such a joy getting to know you better. You’re such a bright light and encouragement to me. I love your sense of humor and the courage with which you face life. I wish only happiness and great peace for you this coming year. Much love

  • Pioneer Outfitters

    Merry-Merry-Happy and Blessed Christmas to you and all you old so dear, Steve. Thank you for 2013 and I am really looking forward to 2014.

    • Thanks so much for the kind well-wishes. Hope your Christmas was wonderful. I’m excited about 2014 too. We’ll see how it all comes together 🙂 Have a great rest of the week.