Giving Gifts During the Holiday Season

I recently read this ‘gratitude quote’ by Albert Schweitzer:  “at times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Perhaps one of the best holiday gifts is to be that ‘spark’ to another person either by sharing an encouraging word, spending time together, sending a card or small remembrance, listening to that person with an open heart or most importantly sharing an act of kindness.  When I was in yoga class yesterday I looked in the mirror and the message on my shirt reflected back to me:  ‘be kind’.  I had received this shirt when I was awarded a Ben’s Bell in 2/11 (see the article under ‘press’).  Sharing random acts of kindness can be the best gift that one can give to others this holiday season.  Offering Reiki to a loved one, family member, neighbor, or participant in a community group is also a precious gift.  Remember that if you have  received Level 2 Reiki training and higher, you can send the gift of distant Reiki to others from the comfort of your own home (no package nor postage needed!). The holidays are also an opportunity to give yourself the perfect gift:  Reiki!  If you are trained, give yourself restorative self treatments.  You can also give yourself (or request from others) a gift by purchasing a Reiki session with a practitioner in the community or even a gift certificate for your next level of Reiki training. Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season!!!

Message on Ben’s Bells Shirt