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December 9, 2008 / alunatunes

December 09-The Art of Receiving

If you’re going to tally up things in life, tally up what others do for you, rather than what you do for others. – Kelley Brignell

Whether it’s by sharing our musicial gifts, volunteering or a simple gesture of kindness to a stranger, this is the time of giving and the time we devote much thought to the wants, needs and desires of others.  But we must remember to make room to adequately savor the gifts others bless us with during the holiday season.

How could we not feel bountiful and blessed as we receive the attention of our fans? How could we not feel on top of the world when our parents, family and siblings react with pride and joy at our artistic accomplishments? We are indeed the receivers of many gifts, not just during the month of December, but through out the year.

Humbly accept gifts of smiles and laughter and joy from your audience.  Be thankful and receptive to the receiving of holiday tokens and cards.  Each day gifts are literally poured into our lives and most of us go about ignoring our wealth by denying what we are receiving.

Being receptive means not turning anything down. Whether it’s the chance to drop a quarter in a red bucket or accept a second helping of Grandma Earline’s mashed potatoes or playing with a child, don’t deny yourself anything that is passed in your direction. In receiving, in opening our hearts to all the goodness of the universe everywhere, we create abundance for ourselves and others.


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  1. Jamie Lee / Dec 11 2008 3:21 pm

    What a lovely insight … and so true. Our treasures are wrapped up in small gestures and fleeting moments. It’s much too easy to overlook them if we aren’t paying attention and open to their presence.

    • alunatunes / Dec 11 2008 7:41 pm

      Hey jamie
      Thanks for visiting! I enjoyed your blog as well! It’s been a LONG time since I was a mom with little ones…but then again do kids ever really grow up? I don’t think so! Thanks for the kindness!

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