The Holiday Season for me creates a time for family, friends, memories, and reflection. As a culture, I feel that we have become so engrossed in the material aspect of the Season that we have nearly displaced the reason that we are celebrating.
We often forget how very blessed we are as a Nation, and neglect the importance of being thankful and appreciative for the truly important things in our lives; no matter how small they may seem. Thanksgiving is the perfect beginning to the Season.
I am so very thankful for the wonderful women and men that choose my business when there are many to choose from. I am thankful for my family and friends that support my efforts in choosing to create a new vision. I am thankful for the vendors and businesses and networks that support the many ways a business needs to function. These are blessings, indeed.
Christmas is the time for giving, honoring, and showing appreciation for others. As a Christian, the birth of Jesus is the reason for our Celebration, and our giving of gifts is a symbol of the gifts brought to Jesus by the Magi and Wise Men. The gifts we give can come in the form of service to others, or helping those less fortunate, or honoring the services of others, or reaching out to those who may not have friends or family around them.
When you are planning your gift list, I would like you to consider giving a toy to Toys for Tots, giving much needed food and supplies to a local food bank, visiting a nursing home, sending cards and greetings to Soldiers in active duty; even donating a unit of blood to help someone survive…the list is endless.
Wishing you all a Blessed Holiday Season filled with joy, peace, and love. ~ Barbara
Barbara McClure, RN is the Owner/ Operator of A Defined Image Med Spa.