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Posts tagged Christmastide

Jan 2

On the 9th Day of Christmas: Hope

Hope. Hope is such a beautiful thing. It is an attitude about the best of possibility becoming real. Hope looks at all the good that is true about the present and assumes it will ho‘omau, be perpetuated into our future — and then some.

Can we be hopeful throughout the coming year?

How is hope an Aloha Virtue for you?

Postscript:
The series starts here: In Keeping with our December Tradition: Twelve Aloha Virtues

  1. On the 1st Day of Christmas: Prayer
  2. On the 2nd Day of Christmas: Vitality
  3. On the 3rd Day of Christmas: Grace
  4. On the 4th Day of Christmas: Peace
  5. On the 5th Day of Christmas: Wonder
  6. On the 6th Day of Christmas: Gratitude
  7. On the 7th Day of Christmas: Humor
  8. On the 8th Day of Christmas: Joy

Jan 1

On the 8th Day of Christmas: Joy

Joy. Happiness with more than contentment. Happiness with bliss and euphoria. Silliness without self-consciousness. The holidays are so perfect for splashes of joy in color, in song, in tinsel and texture, even in the scents that fill the air. But most of all, in people’s faces.

Can we make joy last throughout the coming year?

How is joy an Aloha Virtue for you?

Postscript:

The series starts here: In Keeping with our December Tradition: Twelve Aloha Virtues

  1. On the 1st Day of Christmas: Prayer
  2. On the 2nd Day of Christmas: Vitality
  3. On the 3rd Day of Christmas: Grace
  4. On the 4th Day of Christmas: Peace
  5. On the 5th Day of Christmas: Wonder
  6. On the 6th Day of Christmas: Gratitude
  7. On the 7th Day of Christmas: Humor

Dec 28

On the 4th Day of Christmas: Peace

Peace. If we sow the seeds of virtue, we cultivate fertile ground for peace. If we seek to understand and not condemn, to take the high road versus get even, we uncover how alike we are much more than we are different. We all want peace.

How is peace an Aloha Virtue for you?

You can also see an image of peace in my new Flickr Gallery.

Postscript:

The series starts here: In Keeping with our December Tradition: Twelve Aloha Virtues

  1. On the 1st Day of Christmas: Prayer
  2. On the 2nd Day of Christmas: Vitality
  3. On the 3rd Day of Christmas: Grace

Dec 27

On the 3rd Day of Christmas: Grace

Grace. This is one of my favorite words, and oddly, because I can’t define it well. However I don’t need to, because its goodness just is. I can only wish I feel it more, experience it more, and give it more. I once heard grace called “unmerited favor” and I love that. I want to be gracious, always.

How is grace an Aloha Virtue for you?

Postscript:

The series starts here: In Keeping with our December Tradition: Twelve Aloha Virtues

  1. On the 1st Day of Christmas: Prayer
  2. On the 2nd Day of Christmas: Vitality

Dec 26

On the 2nd Day of Christmas: Vitality

Vitality. There is a fire that burns within us during the holidays. Give in and let it burn up any stress, replacing it with enthusiastic and eager energy. Zip. Zeal. Zest. All vitally and dynamically virtuous.

How is vitality an Aloha Virtue for you?

The first time I wrote about Vitality as a virtue, I was thinking about the holidays and how much energy they can stimulate for us: Well, what about the rest of year? From MWA Coaching: The Virtue of Vitality

Postscript:

The series starts here: In Keeping with our December Tradition: Twelve Aloha Virtues

  1. On the 1st Day of Christmas: Prayer

Dec 25
Apparizione (via Andreanix)
Third photo for a Flickr Gallery created this morning for my Twelve Aloha Virtues. As I wrote there:
From youth to age… I would love to know what he is thinking.
The black and white treatment is so perfect here, from the dark in the lower left corner to the bright white top right, where no corner can be seen, and where there seems to be a connection to his fingertips. It is fitting, and wondrous, that the complexity of man dwells within the greys.
My search was for faith.

Apparizione (via Andreanix)

Third photo for a Flickr Gallery created this morning for my Twelve Aloha Virtues. As I wrote there:

From youth to age… I would love to know what he is thinking.

The black and white treatment is so perfect here, from the dark in the lower left corner to the bright white top right, where no corner can be seen, and where there seems to be a connection to his fingertips. It is fitting, and wondrous, that the complexity of man dwells within the greys.

My search was for faith.


Ethiopia: Innocent Prayers of a Young Child (via babasteve)
Second photo for a Flickr Gallery created this morning for my Twelve Aloha Virtues. As I wrote there:
Imagine.Imagine what a different world this would be if we all had this reverence and unquestioning belief when we are this young, then continuing to explore our faith throughout our lives as connected to the beliefs borne in our childhood trust.
Why does this child believe?  Which adult did he trust? What is he hoping for? How can we be the world he imagines is possible?

Ethiopia: Innocent Prayers of a Young Child (via babasteve)

Second photo for a Flickr Gallery created this morning for my Twelve Aloha Virtues. As I wrote there:

Imagine.
Imagine what a different world this would be if we all had this reverence and unquestioning belief when we are this young, then continuing to explore our faith throughout our lives as connected to the beliefs borne in our childhood trust.
Why does this child believe? Which adult did he trust? What is he hoping for? How can we be the world he imagines is possible?

On the 1st Day of Christmas: Prayer

Prayer. There is so much comfort in the thought that Someone bigger than ourselves may be listening, and may care. There is comfort knowing we always have Someone to talk to about anything and everything. I do not shy from admitting I can use those comforts.

Postscript:

The series starts here: In Keeping with our December Tradition: Twelve Aloha Virtues



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