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Archive for December 2015

What We Can Learn from Christmas Eve

Heart and Soul
Christmas is a Place

By Jeff Goins

Christmas Eve. The perfect picture of anticipation: sleepless excitement for something we’ve been waiting all year for.

Every year on December 24, my parents let us open a present. This was a teaser, a taste of things to come, and we kids relished it. Of course, it wasn’t much of a surprise — my mom almost always got us new pajamas, even when we didn’t need them. But still, it was a ritual of hope, one in which we celebrated the gift of giving, the joy of gratitude.

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The Best Christmas Gift Ever

Heart and Soul
Tall Strong Tree

By Emmanuel Dagher

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.” ~Richard Bach

Recently, I began reflecting on a time in my life I hadn’t thought about in a while.

I began remembering the time when I was five years old and staying with my great aunt and uncle, because the town my mom and I lived in was under siege and unsafe.

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