Memo from MAM – Dec 19

Tis the Season.  Many of us will be singing about a silent night and “all is calm  all is bright.”  Where do we find calm in the holidays?  Alice Boyles, PhD suggests to find calm, we can act like a calm person.

Here’s the Ten Suggestions. 😊

1. Deal with problems as they happen.

2. Treat themselves kindly.

3. Take bad luck in stride.

4. Stop and smell the roses.

5. Recognize that other people sometimes behave weirdly.

6. Cut other people some slack.

7. See the middle ground.

8. Stay active even when they’re feeling down.

9. React in proportion to events.

10. Take time to chill.

 

Meanwhile

1) I hope to see many of you at Solstice Concert this Thursday at 7pm and  Vespers Christmas Eve Service at 5pm on Sunday. REMEMBER there will be NO worship service Sunday morning, December 24.
2) Meet with MAM continues in January.  Contact Rev. MAM at her email to schedule a time in person Fri. Sat. Sun. afternoon OR online Wednesdays.
3) The DEADLINE, so to speak, to register for “A Year to Live” Death and Dying Class is December 31.  Details here. Participants need to purchase and peruse Stephen Levine’s book “A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as if It Were Your Last” which will be used as a touchstone throughout the year. Books can be provided to those unable to obtain a copy.

Peace out. Love in.  Rev. MAM

Reverend Mary Ann Macklin