I believe in the miracles of Christmas. I believe that Love was born and is celebrated in one form or another during the holiday season.
I choose to ignore the naysayers and the "grinches" every year and focus on the peace and hope that the season brings to all of us. I believe in the light that extinguishes the darkness and the joy that follows.
I feel a oneness with everyone, not only my own family. Truly, we are all one family. I celebrate the world and all its goodness and am grateful for the abundance that is in my life.
I celebrate the birth of a baby that changed the world. He did, and is still, bringing forth kindness and compassion, and connection to heaven to all of us. He brought through love and hope. He spoke to the underprivileged as well as to those who had material wealth; to the lepers, the sick and to the healthy; to you and to me. You, Santa, represent the giving spirit and compassion for all. You, Santa, bring through the magic that touches our hearts.
One Solitary Life
This is a popular poem about the life of Jesus Christ. Although the author is frequently cited as "unknown," the poem is actually attributed to James Allen Francis.
He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant. He grew up in another village, where he worked in a carpenter shop until he was 30. Then, for three years, he was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a home. He didn't go to college. He never lived in a big city. He never traveled 200 miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but himself.
He was only 33 when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied him. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial.
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his garments, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave, through the pity of a friend.
Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race. I am well within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned--put together--have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that one, solitary life.
*Attributed to James Allen Francis.
Upcoming events (please check annaraimondi.com, as we update often)
1/9/2019: Dr. Oz TV show - air date tba
2/21/2019 - 2/25: I will be speaking a at the Conscious Living Expo in LA
3/5/2019: I will be speaking and doing a group reading at Mir-a-Lago, Florida
9/19/2019 - 9/22/2019: La Bella Vita,Women's Retreat in Todi, Italy
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