Joyeux Noël. Frohe Weinachten. Feliz Navidad.
Buon Natale. Feliz Natal. Vrolijk kerstfeest. Crăciun fericit.
Wesołych świąt Bożego Narodzenia. God Jul. Veselé Vánoce.
I think I’ve covered many of the world’s languages expressing Merry Christmas. Sorry if I’ve left anyone out!
One of my favourite movies at this time of year is the classic White Christmas. Mostly because of the music. And the tune I like the best is Count Your Blessings. This one has always stayed with me.
It’s fitting that as I close out the month of December’s joy habit of gratitude, that I share the lyrics to this meaningful little ditty:
“When I’m worried and I can’t sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep and I fall asleep counting my blessings.
When my bankroll is getting small I think of when I had none at all
and I fall asleep counting my blessings.
I think about a nursery,
and I picture curly heads,
and one by one I count them
as they slumber in their beds.
If you’re worried and you can’t sleep,
just count your blessings instead of sheep
and you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings.”
If you have time, watch this video to hear the audio track along with the lyrics and some lovely images. Love Bing’s voice!
Blessed be this holy day. And blessed be the citizens of the world who are united in a conspiracy of love for all things sacred.
I wish you and your loved ones much peace and joy!
Love from your Joy Mama,
P.S. Here’s a great exercise when anxiety keeps you from falling asleep. Try to come up with a list of 100 things you are grateful for. I’ll bet you fall asleep before you hit 20!
And contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a complimentary online guided meditation on gratitude to help you usher in the next decade with a joyful heart.
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