This week I would like to start with a quote by Mother Teresa. "Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” I love to smile, it keeps me brave, strong, it makes me feel as though I am giving something special to others.
Again my week has been extremely busy and just a little stressful especially at school as we are in the final stages of preparation for our exams which are next week. There are so many things to remember and if you get a little nervous sometimes no matter how hard you have worked and studied, the nerves can make you forget things.
I had my physiotherapy appointment again this week and Kaitlyn was able to provide me with some relief in my spine and my sore right heel which she used ultrasound on. Then to finish off my appointment it was time again for those wonderful heat packs, I had three of them and they were so soothing, I often close my eyes and have a snooze whilst I have them on.
Today I was delighted to see my Occupational Therapist Tom, he always has wonderful ideas and today he had a special magnifier called PageBrite, it means that I can hold it over small print to enlarge it. I don't have to strain my eyes then to look at small print on sheets and in books. Tom, like Kaitlyn is like a guardian angel for me and I feel so blessed to have them both helping me to be more comfortable from day to day.
I have been given a very splendiferous task, that is to look after 'Flora' the fund raising bear, she is beautifully hand made and is magnificent to hug. She was an auction item at a fund raising event for Brain Tumours a few weeks ago. My wonderful friends Tass and Gloria won her and I am taking extra special care of her, she is going to go to another home when there is another fund raising event.
Next weekend we enter the month of December and then Christmas will be ever so close, sometimes in the rush of the season people forget the real meaning of Christmas, this may help people remember.
The green colour of the fir tree which remains green all year round, depicts the everlasting hope of mankind and all the needles point heavenward, making it a symbol of people's thoughts turning toward heaven.
The bright shining star reminds us of the heavenly sign of promises long ago. God promised a Savior for the world, and the star was the sign of fulfillment of his promise.
A candle symbolises that Christ is the light of the world.
A wreath symbolises the real nature of love. Real love never ceases. Love is one continuous round of affection.
Santa Claus, symbolises the generosity and good will we feel during the month of December.
A holly leaf represents immortality. It represents the crown of thorns worn by Jesus, the red holly berries represent the blood he shed.
A gift represents the gift God gave to the world, his son Jesus. Every child is a gift to their family.
A candy cane represents the shepherds' crook. The crook on the staff helps to bring back strayed sheep to the flock.
An angel is special as it was the angels that heralded in the glorious news of the Savior's birth. The angels sang Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace and good will toward men.
Lastly a bell with its soft twinkling sound, symbolises guidance and return when lost.
May you all have a magical week, keep smiling and sharing your gift to others.