You probably don’t often hear from magazine publishers because, like you, we are usually juggling a zillion things while trying to be five places at once. Still, I trust you will help spread the word about the lasting gifts that children everywhere really want deep down inside while you are engaged in fulfilling this year’s wish lists.
While I admit that Google Glass would be a cool gift to help us happily multitask, my larger heartfelt hope is that in the spirit of this special Awakening Humanity issue, we all awake to carry forward a grand presence of peace and joy and love every hour of every day. Yes, “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas,” and so much more:
- That as human beings, we may begin to truly value all people on Earth and honor everyone daily with simple dignity, respect and hope for the future; and that we teach our children these ways by example.
- That as citizens of this country and of the world, we can put our political and ideological differences aside and work toward lasting economic, spiritual and social healing.
- That as keepers of the Earth, we may awaken to the realization that every action or inaction has an effect on seven generations ahead, and consciously work toward a healthier and more sustainable environment for all creatures.
- And that as part of the grand web of life, we may more fully honor and respect the beauty in all things and give thanks daily for this miraculous planet that we call our home.
It gives me chills to think of the possibilities as these wishes begin to manifest, step by step. Imagine the snowball effect if everyone were to make a small daily effort in these areas!
Santa, my family will leave out a copy of Natural Awakenings’ December issue for you to enjoy with your almond milk and gluten-free cookies. Please share it with Mrs. Claus. We expect she’ll enjoy the Conscious Eating article on mindful eating for a more peaceful world, as well as our Healthy Foodie Finds section.
The elves in your North Pole workshop may enjoy a restful pause with Eckhart Tolle’s wise perspective and we know you’ll all like our Healthy Kids focus on precious newborns.
Santa, if while making your rounds this year you find you’re missing a few gifts for all the good girls and boys, I’d like to invite you to visit our Natural Awakenings advertisers and distributors. They’re ready to help everyone find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. We even rounded up some extra special offers and coupons in our Conscious Giving Guide.
Wishing you all a peaceful, magical holiday season and a world of happiness,