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Upbeat Spiritual Living:  Joy of the Season!

December 17, 2017

© 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM.  World Rights Reserved.

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Happiest Holidays!  In the US, we are now in the thick of the holiday frenzy.  Traffic is dense, air pollution is up, and TV commercials frantically urge us to buy someone a car for Christmas.  In stores, shelves are part-empty, lines are long, and people are distracted.  Oh, and have you been to the Post Office?  Weigh, pre-pay, and label your packages at home, my friends!

Christmas Eve is only 7 days away, your list is long, and…hey, wait!  The song goes, “Joy to the World”!  So where is your joy?  Are you enjoying the season?  If you feel stressed, go immediately to my holiday stress tips and review them:

At Christmas time, we celebrate the birth of Jesus—the birth of the Messiah—and broadly, the spiritual renewal of all mankind.  Jesus said (John 10:10), “I came that you might have and enjoy life.”  He did NOT say, “I came that you might be stressed out planning my birthday party”.  James said (James 1:2), “Consider it all joy.”  Whatever is going on in life, you can embrace the process and consider the gift of growth.  Take several deep breaths and put your spiritual arms around both the difficulties and the joys.

As you embrace the whole of your life, give thanks for both the delights (mint-chocolate coffee, a roaring fire, reading to little ones) and the challenges.  Whatever you have been through this year or are going through now, it is shaping your character and growing your abilities.  Growth is good. Gratitude is good. holiday stress, stress, Peace Within, Upbeat Spiritual Living, Rev. Kebba Buckley Button, joy, gratitude

Let your gratitude for everything—really!  everything!—flow into and fill your heart.  Now you are in joy.  And as Mother Teresa said, “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls”.  Including your own.  So let that smile creep onto your face, and feel the joy.  It’s the Joy of the Season.  Merry Christmas!  And Happiest Holidays!

And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm!



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  • Kebba Buckley Button is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is also a stress management expert with a natural healing practice.. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, available on Amazon, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Her newest book is Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire.  It is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format.  For the full-color PDF versions, contact the office.
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