By Nancy Stoops, M.A., M.F.T.
I see the lady in the wheelchair at the post office collecting money for the Salvation Army and I know there is hope for the world. I look at all of the fundraising going on to help sick and less fortunate children and my heart feels happy. There are so many organizations helping all the wonderful animals in this world and they all make my spirit light up with joy. As Midnight and I run through our community, people honk and wave and so many wish us a good day and my entire being feels so grateful for the honor of living and working in a community filled with such wonderful and caring people.
Every time I run one of my support groups I have the rare privilege of hearing people share their stories and as they share, they help others heal in my groups. I see our community offering support for the people that live here and others offering to lend a hand. I see breakfasts with Santa and snow being brought in to provide snow days for the children that live here. I see the magic that lives in this world still. Oh and the houses all decorated with lights and all the colors of the rainbow make me feel so very alive.
I guess you could say I’m loving this wonderful thing called life. I guess you could say I love the holidays as well. I think it’s a great time to see all that is right and good in our lives and our world. I hope this article will make you stop and reflect on all of the good that is still in our world. Give the gift of helping people see all the good in this gift called life!
This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Nancy is now accepting new clients. She also works as a motivational speaker. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups for teens and can handle many court mandated needs. For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909) 229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may purchase Nancy’s book’s Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.