1 – To my enemies, forgiveness.
I don’t believe I have any enemies, and I don’t consider anyone my enemy. But I know I have offended a lot of people throughout my life, therefore I’m sure I have created some adversaries along the way. Today is a good day to settle this, once and for all, don’t you agree? So, if I have offended you, please forgive me. And if you have offended me, please know that you have already been forgiven. Let us free ourselves from all this load. We don’t need to carry it anymore. We are free. I love you. 🙂
2 – To my opponents, tolerance.
Although not as much as before, I know that I still criticize, judge and condemn. Well, I am renewing my commitment to be more mindful of my thoughts and emotions, and stop when I catch myself doing those things. I am renewing my commitment to be less judgmental and more tolerant, and I hope I may inspire you to do the same. 🙂
3 – To my friends, my heart.
Dear friends, you are the greatest gifts I have received during this physical existence. You are my companions on this earthly journey. You support me. You help me. You give me love, and you give me opportunities to give love. I am so grateful that the Forces of the Universe have brought us together. I love you and I give you my heart. I am and will always be here for you. This is my vow. This is a sacred contract. 🙂
4 – To my customers, service.
All of you are my customers. Not only the people who come to my sessions, workshops and retreats, and those who read my books and blogs are my customers. Every single individual I interact with, in any way, is my customer. For instance, my family members are my customers. You all deserve my attention, my best service, my kindness and generosity. You teach me to be a better human being. I am grateful to all of you, my customers. I love you. 🙂
5 – To all, charity.
Each and every one of you are my teachers. You teach me to be humble, to be kind, to be compassionate, to be generous, to be patient. You teach me to love, to care, to share, to give and to forgive. You teach me to be charitable in every interaction. I am grateful. I love you. 🙂
6 – To every child, a good example.
Here’s my commitment and my gift: I will show every child, by the way I live, that Heaven is here. I will show every child, how happy I am to be alive. I will show every child how ecstatic I am to be living in this beautiful garden and playground. I will express joy and gratitude everyday. I will enjoy the beauty of this garden and have fun in this playground, and I will share my toys. I will show every child, by my carefree attitude, that I am not afraid, that I trust in the abundance of this Universe. I will express the trust that I will always be taken care of and I will never experience lack of any kind. I will give a good example to every child by being like a little child myself, living without worries, living in the here-now… and, by doing so, we, all of us, will be in Heaven. 🙂
7 – To myself, respect.
My gift to my own self… I will be authentic. I will pursue my passions and my dreams. I will answer the calling of the Universe. I will remember and honor who I am and what I was brought here to be and do. I will give the gifts I was brought here to give. I will be grateful. I will not worry. I will be fearless. I will not judge or get angry. I will not envy. I will be honest and authentic. I will be kind. I will be gentle with myself. I will give myself many moments of rest, moments when I will not demand anything from myself. I will rest in the knowing that everything is and will be OK. By doing so, I will respect myself fully, and I will be a gift to others. I love myself. 🙂
These are my gifts to you today. I wish you give others, and your own self, the same gifts this Christmas.
And to all of you who are not Christians and do not celebrate Christmas, I send the same wishes and gifts. Every day is a new day and we should celebrate it together, as brothers and sisters, as members of the same human family that knows no divisions. The God I know excludes no one and welcomes everyone. I am united with all of you. Nothing separates us.
Every day is a new day. This is the day. Let us rejoice and be happy.
And know that you are loved.
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