Now that another Christmas Day has come and gone and a new year is upon us what can be done to make 2015 different and perhaps better than the years before? We may have bought presents, received cards, baked cookies and added to our waistlines. But what now? What do we take away from December 25, 2014? Do we return to the normal, the regular, and the everyday?
"The Work of Christmas" poem by civil rights leader and theologian Dr. Howard Thurman, reminds us why we stand on the side of love throughout the year:
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.
Make 2015 your year of love...self-care begins with examination of our shortcomings, wounds & hurts in order to start the healing process for ourselves, our loved ones and yes, even the strangers we encounter in everyday life.