Monday, December 03, 2012

monday motivation - loving others

 "My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?" ~ Bob Hope

I don't know about you, but the holidays should be simple and our motivation should be about loving others.  As my Father loves to say as Bob Hope said, "Why do we have to wait for Christmas?"

Yesterday, I went to a concert of Handel's Messiah in Irvington.  I sat there and listened to the beautiful voices and thought about love and how the holidays can be sad for some and joyful for others.  We can each find motivation in doing something simple to show our love.  Love your neighbor, your family, a friend or even a creature today and feel your heart grow.  What sorts of old-fashioned or modern ways do you show love at Christmas?

Winner of the Smashbox gift-away goes to Patti, Winner was selected by random number.

14 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Giving to others, as I do all year 'round. I believe Christmas should be in the hearts of people all through the year. It would make people smile more often.

I Dream Of said...

Such a lovely post to start the week, Patricia. It's all too easy to forget what the season is all about. Thanks for the reminder that love is the reason why we celebrate and that it should be at the center of our lives year-round. Your sweet illustration perfect for this post. XO

Karen Albert said...

Beautiful,Patricia!
Yes,Loving,Giving,Kindness,Always!

xoxo
Karena
Art*by*Karena

Tawna said...

Writing personal letters and fresh bread :).

The Buzz Blog said...

We baked up a storm this weekend so that we always have a little something to give away when people visit...
xxoo
C + C

annechovie said...

Thanks for the great reminder, Patricia! You are so right - Christmas is all about God's love for us and we love Him back by loving others. xo

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Patricia, Yes, love others. But give ourselves the gift of being present, truly present--if only for a few minutes every day.
Mary

Barb said...

Still making a lot of my Christmas gifts (I sew) and still shopping, wrapping and mailing gifts to my kids and new granddaughters - knowing it's not as practical as sending money. What a lovely post and simple reminder of Christmas meaning. Thank you.

Acquired Objects said...

Since 911 I've tried to live by your words, show love each and everyday!

XXX
Debra~

Kwana said...

This is so sweet. We should always think about the feeling of others all year round. Great post.

EDYTA & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Love this post & love the quote. I so agree, why wait, lets practice this love and acceptance all year round :)
Love your blog! Just found it and I will be back :) Happy Tuesday

~Edyta
http://www.edytaandco.com/blog/

BRASWELL said...

Such a grand post + love your drawing. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

the gardener's cottage said...

what a fabulous quote. i've never read that before. so true!

Brooke said...

oh Bob... you gotta love it. thanks for the simple reminder. xo