Reflections about the Most Meaningful Gifts

Carol A. Hand

I wish
I could give
all my relations –
all who share this earth
the most meaningful of gifts –
a world where each one is cherished,
where all are supported to express their full potential,
able to find joy and appreciate the beauty and wonder of life,
in neighborhoods, towns and nations guided by love
in a blessed and magical world
at peace.

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Photos: Christmas 2015 – Family Standing on Different Shores

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acknowledgements:

These thoughts were inspired by a recent post by Trace Lara Hentz on The MIX, and a powerful quote.

If you have young children, before you fall off to sleep tonight, I want you to hold your child. Touch your child’s face. Smell your child’s hair. Count the fingers on your child’s hand. See the miracle that is your child. And then, with as much vision as you can muster, I want you to imagine that your child is black. (George Yancy (2015, December 24), Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, New York Times)

All of the children in the whole world are miracles. All are our relations and responsibility.

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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20 Responses to Reflections about the Most Meaningful Gifts

  1. sojourner says:

    “All of the children in the whole world are miracles. All are our relations and responsibility.”

    Amen!!!

    We are all one! But many of us do not know this greatest of all truths yet!

    This quote, above, and what you write are helping to reveal this truth!

    Thank you!

    “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” Gandhi

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  2. Carol, As usual your thoughts revel your beautiful soul.

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  3. Carrie says:

    This is beautiful…ALL of it.

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  4. Beautiful, Carol – it really does take a village & we really are all responsible for each other
    Have a happy, peaceful new year

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  5. AshiAkira says:

    For friends all over
    May the sun rise for New Year
    That lives be fulfilled

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  6. You are such a precious person, Carol. And I’m so blessed to know you. I pray that you and yours have the truly blessed new year! Much love and huge hugs, Natalie 🙂 ❤

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  7. World-wide drought may unite people or a catastrophic event could do it. Sadly other than a negative thing it may take longer for it to happen naturally. It is easy to understand your concern and how it affects you. We can remain positive and meditate on the matter we wish to manifest (see it happening in our mind)

    As for this moment….sending happy thoughts for positive events in the New Year. love, Eddie

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    • Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Eddie. Sadly, I think you’re correct in your assessment of the likelihood of necessary change. Yet as you point out, we can still remain positive and do what we can to create alternatives.

      Thank you also for your daily messages of hope and beauty. I send my love to you and wish you a wonderful new year 🙂

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