Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Take a moment....

It has been said, and by those in professions which lend great credence to the statement, that the Christmas season records the greatest number of suicides of any other time during the year. There could be many reasons for this phenomena including the Winter Solstice, deprivation from cold and company, poverty, lack of companionship, disappointment from others during the gifting season, and the list goes on. So take a moment.....

  • Take a moment to be patient with the person who steps a bit slower than you.
  • Take a moment to consider giving to an individual less fortunate than yourself.
  • Take a moment to visit a shut in.
  • Take a moment to smile at the common man on the street.
  • Take a moment to buy a toy and give it to a child who doesn't have one.
  • Take a moment to embrace the unembraceable.
  • Take a moment to pray for your neighbor, your family, your nation, your world.
  • Take a moment to say "I love you" to those closest to you.
  • Take a moment to show your love to someone unlovable.

Just take a moment and lift a downed soul, to recognize a hurting spirit, to bring joy to the unjoyful. Just take a moment . . .
©Vera Godley


  1. These are great suggestions and make much better gifts than those you can buy at a store!

  2. I think we need to do this all year round....a little kindness (words, actions, etc) goes a long way! I really like this post :-)

  3. Sometimes people get wrapped up in their own world and their own drama. There are so many people that need help, not just on Christmas but every day of the year. I try to help locally. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  4. This is excellent counsel for EVERY DAY!

  5. What good life lessons, Vera. I get to moving too fast many times.

  6. All wonderful statements and we should all follow this each day. The world would be a better place. I do try my best.
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