Help! I can’t find the Spirit of Christmas!

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Are you an outsider looking for Christmas Spirit?

Help! I can’t find the spirit of Christmas!

Perhaps this Christmas season is full of difficulties and you find yourself feeling like an outsider gazing at the colors of Christmas joy through a glass barrier. The spirit of Christmas eludes you because of a loss in your life, whether it be death, divorce, sickness, or financial woes. A broken heart needs coaxing to see through the eyes of gratitude.

Deep in my soul, I know it is a privilege to celebrate the birth of Jesus who brought down a piece of heaven to the earth. By the gift of His life, I find comfort knowing that grace guides me through the storms of my life to the promise of eternal life.

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Where can the Christmas spirit find me?

Christmas music can magically make the heart ready for Christmas. Sometimes the Christmas spirit can be found lingering within my favorite classic movies, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The Christmas Carol,” “Miracle on 34th Street” or “White Christmas.” The love of family and friends is another way to brighten up your spirit. So, make that call, visit your church, bake those cookies and give that gift. The best “you” is the best gift you can give to others.

Christ in you is Christmas spirit!

Have a blessed Christmas,

Maria Lauren, aka Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.

The Gift

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The gift of a hug is always a part of everyone’s budget but the gift of Jesus and His everlasting hug is the most valuable gift. It is the promise of heaven. It is the best hug you could ever receive.

“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” – Deuteronomy 33:27

Imagine feeling nurtured in eternal love, a peace that is timeless and limitless.

Imagine opening your arms up to the happiness of the season. The gift of a hug, a smile, a kind word or extending your arms in hospitality cannot be underestimated.

To ‘Relax-n-Renew’ is a gift.

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Release Tension … Look and Feel Better … Be Joyful and More Productive … Relax-n-Renew!

 

The soothing music and positive suggestions of ‘Relax-n-Renew’ has helped people with insomnia, deal with grief, relive stress and just feel better.

I invite you to download this inspirational collection of Guided Imagery. Simply click on to the picture of the Relax-n-Renew CD above for more information and music samples.

I am grateful for the wonders of God, my family, friends, the beauty of nature and the opportunity to touch the lives of others in a positive way. My work as a Lifestyle Educator in the Healthy Living Center at Kaiser Permanente is a blessing. This is where I teach fitness classes and use the techniques of deep breathing and Guided Imagery. ‘Relax-n-Renew’ was created at the request of my students. It was a labor of love when my brother Al Alberici, a music professional and Christian music minister composed and recorded the beautiful music.

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Let us continue to be grateful with Thanksgiving thoughts to guide us into the gift of Christmas. 

“Thanksgiving looks up with every breath, and sees God as Father from whom all blessings come.

Thanksgiving is praise. The heart is full of gratitude. Every moment has something in it to inspire love. The lilies made Jesus think of his Father, for it was he who clothed them in beauty.

The providence of our lives, if we think rightly of it, is simply God caring for us. Our circumstances may sometimes be hard, our experiences painful, and we may see nothing in them to make us glad. But faith teaches us that God is always good and always kind, whatever the present events may be.

We may be thankful, therefore, even when we cannot be glad. Our hearts may be grateful, knowing that good will come to us even out of pain and loss.” Excerpt from the Thanksgiving Lesson by J. R. Miller, 1912

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Have a blessed Holiday season and remember that the birth of Christ in your heart is ‘The Gift’ that keeps on giving.

Maria Lauren (AKA: Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio) – yourpowerfullife

Note: This blog post is derived from one of my previous blog posts. Thank you for following me at Your Powerful LIFE blog!

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Maria Lauren is available for personal appearances as a motivational speaker, ‘You Got The Power’ while continuing to work as an Entertainer as well as a fitness and singing coach.

Maria Lauren and her sister, Linda Eichberg, co-wrote the book, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams. This book spotlights the journey of two sisters, Alberici Sisters, and how they kept healthy values while performing in show business with the entertainment icons of the 20th Century!

Maria-Lauren-Alberici-Riccio-You-Got-The-PowerThis is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.