The Things That Matter Always Do

There are things that matter no matter what time of year it is.  I know this time of year brings out more hope.  More expectation.   More anticipation.

And the possibility of miracles.

What really matters and what I hope for most, I hope for always.


That all lost sons and daughters return to the parent and know they are loved.  That there are things to be forgiven, and things to ask to be forgiven for.  Forgiveness waits for many.  It just doesn’t know how to be found.

That all brothers and sisters know their love for one another has no boundary.   No limit.  Nothing but hope for being whole, as a family, forever.

That all mothers and fathers know the love their child has for them.  If anyone is forgiving and unconditional with their love it is the children.

For all friends to know when to reach out and offer a hand.  Or when to hold back and wait to be asked.   For all friends to know how difficult it  is to be the one reaching out for help, or the one reaching out to help.  That help given, or help received, is done with love.

That all broken or bruised hearts heal with the power of love from everyone around them.

For all pains to be handled with the grace and healing of peace and whatever the medicine needed – to heal.

For what cannot be healed to be accepted with courage and dignity, or humor, or battle ready determination.

I believe in miracles.  I believe the feelings we all have all year round are felt more  powerfully at this time of year for a reason. Because we allow it to be so.  We give ourselves permission to be more accepting, more open, to believing.  In our hearts, when we believe, when we have faith….we know that the feeling we seem to be able to  physically touch is more than the gift giving and the parties.   It’s the foundation of love.  It’s the foundation of our reality.   It’s the truth of love between me, and you, and hope for all of us.   It is palpable, it is intense, it is real.

I believe in this.

I believe in the miracle of love.

I believe in the miracle of faith.

I hope and pray that for everyone who is lost, or broken, or hurting-to feel the love.   To know the miracle.

And find the faith.  The faith you need.  In yourself.  In another.  In a higher power.

And for everyone waiting….I hope and pray for our strength to fortify our hope.

I hope for this always.

These things matter.


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35 thoughts on “The Things That Matter Always Do

  1. Thank you for reminding us.

  2. mewhoami says:

    Although for many, these things are seemingly more important at this time of year, they should be just as important all year round. Why do we put so much more emphasis on these important things now than at other times? Shouldn’t it always be this way?

    • It should indeed. I’m not sure why we need so much advertising and commercialism to express kindness and humanitarian acts when the pay off is so incredible. It makes sense to me to do it year round and reap the benefits ALWAYS. The benefits being the good will and good tidings, and a much gentler and kinder world.

  3. Such beautiful and meaningful words! Truly an outstanding post! Merry Christmas Colleen, to you and your family and your friends. And to the whole world who believes in Christmas, wants to believe in Christmas, or needs to believe in Christmas, or just needs to believe.

  4. You’ve hit the nail on the head, Colleen. Should be every day, all year long. Why only at Christmas do we tend to soften more? ❤ ❤ ❤

  5. NotAPunkRocker says:

  6. Thomas says:

    Thorough and pulsing with heart, wonderful post as always Colleen.

  7. reocochran says:

    This was perfectly expressed. Cannot add any other thoughts, for once! Smiles!

  8. russtowne says:

    May your hopes and prayers come true, Colleen.

  9. Sharing and love wished for our fellow humans should occur every day, not just at Christmas, you are so right. You’re words and expression of care is beautiful. 💜💜

  10. April says:

    Beautiful inspiration–that’s what I found today in your words. *sniffle* ❤

  11. Gibber says:

    Merry Christmas Chatems!

  12. niaaeryn says:

    Merry Christmas! A good wish and blessing for the season. Reminds me of the realm of possibility…in a good way. 🙂

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