Happy Holidays to you, your friends, and your families. I hope you are enjoying the seasonal activities and festivities and that they bring warmth and love to your hearts.
Those of you who read my newsletter last month know that our family’s home burned down in the Santa Barbara Tea Fire on November 13th. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your thoughts and prayers--and for the loving and encouraging e-mails that you sent to me. They lifted my spirits and gave me a window into your gentle, generous, and loving spirits. You made me feel loved and appreciated. I realize that I have a long way to go in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving from you, my dear readers.
As we approach the holidays, I’m reminded how connected we all are—no matter where on Earth we call home. I express this sentiment in a child-like way on The Christmas Dream children’s recording. I’d like to share the lyrics from a song that I wrote and recorded on it:
When we feel what others feel, understanding will be real
Sometimes, when parents are trying to decide whether or not to purchase The Christmas Dream CD, I’m asked whether or not it is a Christian recording. I tried to create the recording for all children, but it is about a global journey around the world with Santa Claus. And it does briefly make reference to Bethlehem--where in a church, people are singing the lyrics to the above song. Mostly, it’s about learning to care for all people as children’s prayers from around the world join a long string of pearls that attach themselves to Santa’s sleigh. The last words on the CD describe our interconnection as inhabitants of our beautiful planet, “As you sleep, prayers fill the sky, connecting the Earth as they fly.”
As you make your holiday purchases for the children in your life, I hope you’ll consider The Christmas Dream CD. It makes a great early Christmas gift for little ones who have trouble getting to sleep on that special night and they'll enjoy listening to it long after the holidays have passed. And The Inside Out Blessing Game is always timely. Like The Christmas Dream CD, it’s for bedtime or quiet time. It focuses on blessings, helps kids to appreciate their bodies, and encourages them to look inward.
Blessings to each and every one of you—and your precious families,
PS- For those of you who look forward to the children’s dream starters that are usually a part of the newsletter, you’ll have to wait until next month. Sorry!
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