“An object with sentimental value can comfort, calm, hold you up, or hold you together. When you hold it, you might be able to conjure up a better time or a positive memory…Feel the comfort they bring you–” The Creative Cure by Dr. Carrie Barron, MD, Dr. Alton Barron, MD
I carry a little shiny black rock in my purse every single day. It gives me comfort to know it is there. It is from a very special beach at Lake Tahoe.
I held it in my pocket every single day I had chemo therapy. I brought it to every single surgery, every single radiation treatment, every poke, cut, shot, or examination. It transforms me to a place of comfort, peace, and safety.
Find your object, poem, or song. Hold tight and let it help heal you.
“…When you sit in front of a fire in winter, you are just there in front of the fire, and you don’t have to be smart or anything. The fire warms you.”
Today my Christmas wish for you is to “sit with the Lord and let Him warm you like a fire in winter. You don’t have to be perfect or the greatest person who ever graces the earth or the best of anything to be with Him.”
Just sit next to the little baby… and get warm…
Oh Come Let Us Adore Him
Extracted from an article by Todd D. Christofferson, “Be At Peace.” Ensign. Referred to Anglican Arch Bishop, Desmond Tutu in South Africa; interview about his relations ship with God as he has grown older.
Subbing in art I came across this spunky 1st grader who was determined to tell me an important incident before allowing me to move on as I wandered around tables of children immersed in wonderful art messes.
She told me that she drew a picture of God and went on to explain…
“My dad said,” she mimicked in a stern father-voice, “How can you draw a picture of God, no one knows what he looks like!”
And she said,
“They do now, because I am finished with my drawing!”
She waited for me to say something in hanging silence…
So I proceeded,
“How did he look?”
And with her six year old assertive confidence declared…