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The December Positivity Bounce! Merry Christmas to you all!

“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style In the air there’s feeling of Christmas” from Silver Bells by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans Have you ever noticed how people are more positive this time of year?  There seems to be a certain special glow that is hard to explain and almost impossible to miss. Sure, we hear the negative stories about shoppers being rude, or the sad tale of a family who has lost their home; but for the most part, December is the one month of the year where there is a spiritual positivity bounce. It is “the holidays” and from Buddhists to Zoroastrians, and many beliefs in between, the month of December holds a wide variety of  holidays. From the Zoroastrian’s Winter’s Feast to the bounty of a Christian Christmas banquet table groaning with the weight of food; around the world the month is full of celebrations and holy holidays giving it a tremendous and huge positivity bounce. Positivity – Some December Holiday Observances: Beginning at sundown on the second, those of …

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a day of national pride for Americans – it marks the anniversary when Columbus landed in the Americas in 1492. However, the arrival of the white man in America was a crushingly destructive time for the Native Americans. Yet, there is so much we can learn from their veneration of natural world. While celebrating Columbus Day and the achievement of our forefathers let’s also celebrate the reverence for the land and nature that the Native Americans have. The Native Americans’ wisdom and care for the land is a lesson we all can learn and incorporate. Incorporate a prayer for the land in your celebrations. Columbus Day – Prayer Here is a prayer from Lloyd Carl Owle of the Cherokee Nation: “O Great Spirit Let your voice whisper righteousness in our ear through the West Wind in the late of the day. Let us be comforted with love for our brothers and sisters and no war. Let us hold good health mentally and physically to solve our problems and accomplish something for future …