Advertisement

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Advent 2012: What Do You Really Want?

Image courtesy of nuchylee/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Advent Day 19: What do you really want?

As the days move swiftly to Christmas, we might get caught up in the undeniably enticing world of gift-giving and gift-getting. Whether at a gift swap at church or between two family members or friends, giving and receiving has become integral to this time of year.

Advertisement

Someone has probably asked you already: What do you really want? A new car? Clothes? The latest electronic toy? Peace on earth? Or, something else?

Often, it isn’t something tangible that we desire from one another. It is something that money cannot buy. An apology. A hug. A visit. Extra time. Special care. Understanding. All of these things and others cannot be paid for with cash or wrapped up in a package. Why? Because they come from the heart.

How we express our love for one another is a gift always in the making and giving.

As we prepare to put a bow on the box or tear open the brightly-colored paper of something someone has present-ed us with,  what we really want is often not something we hold, but something we experience. And these things can be given by us, too, and in so doing will return to us, re-gifted, if you will, with light and love.

Blessings for the day,

Maureen

Advertisement
Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Comments are closed.



Previous Posts

Earth-shaking Faith
When I heard reports of the devastation from the earthquake in Nepal and neighboring countries, I thought of two things: I ...

posted 9:26:59pm Apr. 25, 2015 | read full post »

A Praying Spirit: Fair Weather Prayer
Have you ever prayed beneath the bright blue sky of God's creation? Or knelt on soft grass and given thanks to its ...

posted 9:17:04pm Apr. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Chronic Illness: When You're Just Not Pretty
However hard we try, sometimes, in life with a chronic illness, we are just not pretty. Rashes, hair loss, weight ...

posted 5:36:18pm Apr. 22, 2015 | read full post »

The Power of the Nap
When I was first diagnosed with lupus, one of the things I learned was that the fatigue of a flare can be overwhelming. ...

posted 5:21:45pm Apr. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Chronic Pain and Illness: Who Is By Your Side?
Long days of illness can wear on us, and often make us feel as if we are navigating choppy waters in a leaky boat all by ourselves. How well I know the feeling when I'm especially ill of the hours dragging on, thinking that everyone else is out ...

posted 5:24:50pm Apr. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.