This holiday season is a wonderful time of year when we celebrate faith, family and the tradition of giving.
…Take time to slow down and relish the simple things.
…Take time during the rush of the holidays to enjoy the things in life that really matter.
…Take time to savor the quiet moments spent with friends and loved ones.
We at TURNING STONEchoice hope that the true meaning of the holiday season fills everyone’s heart and home with many blessings.
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
― Maya Angelou
Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with peace and happiness!
“Once there was a tree…” Simple prose, with an insightful indictment on the way society does life with such egocentric tendencies, and on the flip side, revealing the tenderness of altruistic giving. There are many reviews on this classic poem focusing on the incredible love of the tree, comparing the tree to a friend, or a parent. Others perceive the tree continues to give in order to relive the joy experienced with the boy when they simply spent time together. Of course, the tree gives sacrificially only to provide fleeting happiness to her boy. When will enough truly make the boy happy? He continues to take all she has to offer and on every returning visit her boy never reaches contentment, searching for happiness in money, a house, a boat, family. Where does real joy come from? Where does contentment and peace reside? Perhaps in the end the old boy and old stump will both decide.
Beautifully written and illustrated, convicting both adults and children to consider their roles in life. Are you a giver or taker? As always, the choice is yours! Enjoy, engage and contemplate, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
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~Sammy @TURNING STONEchoice