Christmas is upon all of us!  How do we handle the stress of shopping, getting Christmas cards out to those we are connected with, making cookies, and Christmas parties?  How is there anytime left to shine for others during the holidays?  Do you rush through the grocery store to pick up your ingredients to make your cookies, and pass by the salvation army bell ringing?   Do you get angry when you have to wait in line at your favorite restaurant to eat, instead of thinking of all the people around the world who don’t have enough to eat?  Do you avoid the post office with the long lines, instead of thinking you may meet someone that you can inspire for the day with a kind smile or word?  Shining doesn’t have to take a lot of effort, it just takes enough courage to be a little different to care and think about how you impact other people.  Help those in need, feed those who are hungry, share a smile with a stranger, and always be grateful for what God has given you.  Shine!

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