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Christmas Tree purpose

Week 12 The Undecorated Tree : Purpose

Around Christmas, I get sentimental. As a writer, I find using inanimate objects as the subject of my inspirational message friendly stories. Below is a story of a tree who felt forgotten at Christmas. Being driven by faith, faultering and getting back up is a message we all have experienced. Enjoy my telling of “The Undecorated Tree” by Caryn Elizabeth.

Every Christmas Tree Is Special

Christmas time is filled with sparkle around most homes and towns. Lights, candles, wreaths, tinsel, garland, ornaments, toys, window shopping, even parades.. But there was once a Christmas tree that felt forgotten.

Christmas Trees Purpose
Christmas Trees Purpose
Around Thanksgiving, the family took out their decorations and hung lights outside on window wreaths. Inside, the garlands were lighted and laid out across the buffet and the mantle. The candles were placed on the Christmas table cloth and the little candle wreaths were laid carefully atop the glass holders.
The 3 foot decorated Christmas tree was removed from the storage closet and placed carefully on the buffet where it was plugged in and ready to celebrate.
Everything was looking great! The spotlights outside shown on the bare leafed trees and towards the front door covered with Christmas garlands and pine cones. Inside the bare Christmas tree was left opened and standing but without any decorations.
This beautiful tree , quite frankly, felt abandoned. Everyone passed by it day after day not even noticing it’s beautiful branches. It’s smell was vibrant yet it longed for attention. Several days passed and the Christmas tree thought she heard word of new lights! “Perhaps those lights will be for me”, she said! “I love getting presents and that would make me even more beautiful so that everyone would look at me.” This tree had a problem, you see!

The Problem of the Christmas Tree

Christmas trees pretty much look alike. Some are tall and others small. But all of them have similar green branches. The only difference the tree can bare is it’s outward appearance. Some trees get very beautiful adornment while others get the bare essentials. But in the end, it’s not even the tree that gets the most attention. It’s the gifts under the tree that are given top priority.

So What is the Tree to do?

The Christmas tree knows full well that the short life it has to be adorned is it’s crowning glory! This tree longs for it’s adornment yet it seems so long in coming. In the mean time, the simple branches are left to hang bare and wanting. Well, finally the day came when the glory of Christmas would shine through the lights and garlands this tree would bare.

She indeed was correct. Those lights were for her! The Christmas practitioners wanted to adorn her with fresh lights and garlands to make her glory even brighter than in the past! The day came and she could feel alive and vibrant as each light and ornament was carefully hung to make the tree fuller and brighter!

Oh, when each ornament was hung, she stood strong and held on to each as if it were life and death. Each piece of tinsel sparkled as she held her lights firmly in hand as if to jump rope with them.

When the tree was finally finished the feeling of heaviness came over the tree. She knew the time was coming and she must have some water to keep her strength. Would she be fed or neglected?

The Neglected Christmas Tree

The feeling of neglect overwhelmed the Christmas tree this season. She worried that she would not be decorated. Now she worried that she’d not have her needs met. Would she have to drop some ornaments to get attention and quench her thirst?

The following morning, after a restless night upholding her perceived burdens, the Christmas practitioner awoke and turned on the radio and some Christmas music. The Christmas tree was aroused with hope and the caregiver walked by. Plugging in the Christmas lights, the caregiver disappeared to the kitchen and returned with a large container. “Ahhhh, water”, thought she. And in no time, her strength mounted and she felt the refreshment that only water can bring.

Christmas Day

In time, the tree held many packages under it’s wings and protected everyone from onlookers. The children danced around it and begged mother to let them sleep under it the night before Christmas eve. What excitement the Christmas tree felt at that prospect. All eyes would be on her and she would feel terrific.

There wish came true as they grabbed their sleeping bags, cookies and milk and lay at the foot of the tree looking at all the sparkles. Christmas tree was in her glory getting the attention she longed for and knew it was what she was born for!

The final stages came to be and Christmas day came. The tree released each gift with pride knowing her job was about complete. Her wish came true. She was adorned and she bore the responsibility well. In time, as trees know, they must be released back into the wilderness to assist the baring of other Christmas trees.

Her day was complete and the Christmas caregivers dealt fairly with her through the whole process. She was satisfied with her work and Christmas was a success for her and for the family she shared it with.

Moral of the story: Every Christmas Tree Is Special! And every person is too! We may think poorly and feel we lack purpose.  As we allow ourselves to be aroused with hope for a prosperous future, in the perfect time, our purpose is realized! Christmas can be everyday!


No Coincidence Highlights

Week 14 – Holiday Highlights And Harmony

Haanel Harmony and Holiday Highlights

Christmas Highlights in Columbus
Christmas Highlights in Columbus

Chapter 14

The Holidays were spent traveling out of state for a week. Here is a sign we passed that reminded me of MKMMA! All of you came with me on my trip! I brought everything for class with me. My daughters house is great! First time I saw it live! Some of the experiences I’d placed on my dmp were met.  Creativity and conversations in the kitchen,  spending time with everyone together and playing with my grandson.

My dmp:  “pick up my grandson and dance around the kitchen singing him a silly song I wrote spur of the moment about something he just  did.”

He’s not yet a year,  so what he does is limited but I decided to sing him a song based on what Og calls each of us! “A LION”.

Brincely The Brave with Highlights
Brincely The Brave Lionhearted Highlights

Writing A Book For Brincely

“Brincely the Brave”theme song goes like this: Brincely the brave, lionhearted…He’s the bravest lion in the jungle “Rooaaarrrr”.  Inspired, I sat on the bed with my  tablet and began writing about the bravery of a new born and how every day they must be brave! Everything they do requires strength, trust, power and love. Brincely is the happiest child I know! He has become my mentor for happiness and courage. This book will inspire all age adults to remember how much  courage like a lion they once had!

I believe the end of the book will include the statement “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving harmonious and happy!”

Other Highlights

I printed out Chapter 14 work at a Staples in Ohio, and as far as I know did not bring it home with me. So this week, I listened to the recording I made (available above)  one evening while there, and read my content online.  Upon returning from my trip, I became physically below my best and have been in bed for the week.  Nights pressed on me with many uncomfortable thoughts, and Ibuprofen was my remedy along with “God as life”, in which I proclaimed the affirmation from Emmot Fox, “Thank you God that your nature is my perfect remedy.”

I Am Whole Perfect Strong Powerful Loving Harmonious and Happy Highlights
I Am Whole Perfect Strong Powerful Loving Harmonious and Happy Highlights

Harmony Highlights Exercise of the Week

For your exercise this week, concentrate on Harmony, and when I say concentrate, I mean all that the word implies; concentrate so deeply, so earnestly, that you will be conscious of nothing but harmony. Remember, we learn by doing. Reading these lessons will get you nowhere. It is in the practical application that the value consists.

Stopped for Food  Brochure Highlights
Stopped for Food Brochure Highlights

As for my personal harmony, so much of me felt great! I loved being with my children, who I desire to see monthly. I stayed in a great guest room all my own. My former spouse drove me out to Ohio and back. Not my ideal, but I decided I would see him as my chauffeur. I slept most of the way in the back seat.

My youngest daughter joined us for 6 of the 9 hr ride.  When I returned home it was “get back to regular routine”.  As I write the following I search for the words to say it with “confidence”: my body began releasing irritation from my nose, in my head and chest and tickled my throat! Wow! That is that! And now I’m standing on the promise of being whole!

Recovery Highlights

Here’s a picture of my lake house plans which is in my DMP. I decided to spend my bed rest doing something constructive!

House Plans Highlights
House Plans Highlights

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I loved seeing my children. I love holidays and enjoyed sharing these highlights with you.

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