Monday, December 14, 2009

The Art of Caring

Oh how I've missed my readers!!!!!
For anyone who may not be aware, or questioned my blogging absence, my apologies. The past two months my family and I have made a significant move from New Mexico to Pennsylvania. As most of it ran smoothly, it has not been a less than hectic transition. I am forcing myself away from the unpacking & organizing to post what has been poking at my heart the past few weeks.


What do we really know about caring? Ok, it's a verb. Something we actively do. But is it something that is actively done only for those that we know or are close to?

Christmas is the time of year where caring becomes a natural part of our daily living. We shop for loved ones, make cookies & candy for neighbors, send thoughtful cards of love & well wishes, and maybe find ourselves smiling on one or more occasions. We extend a helping hand, offering goodwill for those less fortunate, a part of who we are to perfect strangers.

There is an art to it.

Just as painter displays images on canvas, a potter molding clay, or a dancer gliding across the floor with effortless motion,......there is an art to even the simplest act of caring.  However, not everyone is talented in this art. There is one way though, where we who have the ability, can promote the art in others. Just as a parent helps their child achieve an accomplishment, or a teacher that enables imagination & creativity, or a boss teaching an employee a new technique,......we can teach & offer the same education in the art of caring. 

A smile is contagious...
A kind word is infectious...
An unconscious touch,  is everlasting...

For this time of year, and for everyday that follows, exude your art of caring,......
it WILL catch on to others.

Have an intimate day!



  1. I was happy to see you are back posting again. If we cannot care for each other then we are nothing. We miss you guys. Merry Christmas!

  2. So glad you're back to blogging! Beautiful post and Merry Christmas!

  3. I've missed you, Jennifer! Good to have you back.

    We will make a big move to Missouri from Texas in July, so most likely I won't be around much then either. Glad to hear your move went well.

    Loved the post and Merry Christmas!

  4. Thanks guys!!! I miss you too! Dorrine,...good luck with your move,..I can say from this last experience, I certainly don't wanna do this again anytime soon. Merry Christmas to all of you!

  5. that was a big move, i hope all is going well

  6. Lovely post, Jen.

    I'm so glad to see you back blogging!