Day 16 – 12-2-10 and Day 17 – 12-3-10:
Most holiday seasons I have sent out Christmas cards and this year is no exception. But this year it was a pleasure rather than another chore to be marked off of my to do list. Although it’s nice to receive cards via the internet, there is no replacement for receiving one in the mail!
Another way that I spread joy is praying for people. I try to do so daily and my list keeps growing. Many of these people don’t know that they’re being prayed for. The great thing about prayer is you can do it anywhere!
I was going to write that I’m a more spiritual rather than religious person, but decided I should know society’s definitions for those words.
Religious: relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity
: affecting the spirit
Religion: the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
an animating or vital principle held to give
life to physical organisms
The opposite for the word devotion is unloving, which leads me to realize that the definition for devoted is loving. I believe if I have love in my heart for myself and others (of course some people are more difficult to feel love towards than others), then I am religious.
Obviously, this is news to me…I am both religious and spiritual.
Moving on to more joy…we went to our neighbors’ (James and Char) for dinner and drinks last night. They are a lot of fun to be with…lots of interesting conversation, good food, and free flowing drinks. I gave each of them a back and arm rub and James remarked later in the evening that his back wasn’t hurting anymore. Most likely a combination of my rub and the “Juicy Juice” libations! Char made Randy’s favorite pie for him to take home…Pecan! She also strung beautiful Christmas lights all of the way down their fence line!
Speaking of back-rubs…I went to a chiropractor yesterday because I tend to have back problems – like most people I know. I’ve been to a few in the past twenty years, but time and money were always a problem…but I have more of both right now – so hopefully I’ll be pain-free soon!