The Christmas Truce of 2014
Christmas Truce of 2014… 100 year anniversary of 1914.
I was reminded about the truce of WWI during Christmas of 2014 this morning, where fighting in many regions of Germany was put on hold to fraternize and celebrate peace amongst the fighting troops. How amazing and inspiring, that in the midst of an atrocious war, people were able to stop and find some joy. I’m sure it was needed for the soldiers more than I could ever imagine.
It made me think of my life, and my community. I know that all of us have struggles. It may be at home, or work, it may be a challenge in a relationship, with family, or a friend. Or, it may be the battle in your own head… your loving and wise Sage mind is getting hijacked by the trickster Saboteur voices of the Survivor Brain! Whatever the case may be, we all have things in life that rob us of our peace. My greatest wish and hope for you this holiday season is that you find peace.
I am reminded of the Serenity Prayer:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
Whatever flavor of holiday you enjoy… Make it a great one!
Happy Kwanza, Christmas, Hanukkah, and just a wonderful life indeed.
The Happiness Advantage. It’s a book I just finished reading and it’s been a game changer for me. There’s a concept in it you will find helpful, and it’s as simple as your ABCs + add a D.
It’s erratic, inconsistent and unpredictable. You never know when it’s going to bubble up. Or where. You cannot predict the timing or location of this fart bubble, or the course it will take to get to the surface from its sometimes trapped place in your shorts.
“The worst of sh*t makes the best of flowers.” The last month has been tough for so many of us… and these kinds of challenging experiences can leave skid marks on our nervous system. That’s why Shake and Shift is one of the most potent exercises you can do.