Firstly, I would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you for reading the blogs I have written this year, sharing your thoughts and contributions, and I wish you and your families a safe and joyous Christmas period.

It’s a funny time of year, isn’t it?

The festive season has different meaning for us all. It can be a time when expectations are set, and emotions are heightened. If we are not careful this can lead us to more complaining, more gossiping, more need for controlling and more blaming of others.

In her book Return to Love; Marianne Williamson reminds us that we all have the same opportunity in every encounter to give to others and serve humanity.

That includes relationships with people that are casual encounters, like a customer you have met for the first time, as well as those sustained relationships, like an employee you have worked with for several years or a family member or loved one you choose to spend time with.

You will always have something to learn from the people you serve, regardless of the power you or they hold. When you are in service to others, they will teach you something about yourself that will make you a better person, that’s just one of the universal laws in life.

How can you serve the people around you this Christmas?
Be kind, be loving and choose the path of service this Christmas.

Remember what Gandhi said, ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’

Jaquie Scammell
‘Love Being in Service’

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