Happy Holidays!

As cheesy as the holiday season may seem at times, I am so glad for its return year after year. There are few things that can warm the heart more than gratitude, so making a national holiday to give thanks is a blessing for which I am – you guessed it – grateful!

This year has been one of sincere joy. I have so many things to be grateful for that I wanted to share a few highlights in reflection and appreciation:

Finding love
Receiving the blessings
Experiencing Ethiopia
Enjoying Europe
Committing to Divine marriage
Connecting with community
Honeymooning in paradise
Loving my family
Becoming Godparents
Making new friends
 Celebrating Dr. Knowles
Reliving childhood happiness
Finding home
And that doesn’t even begin to cover it all, but it will have to do for now. This has been a year to remember; one filled with love and joy. When the inevitably difficult times arrive at my door (that’s duality, baby!), I have a year full of laughter, love and light to draw on.

In the words of Yogananda, “Every day should be a day of Thanksgiving for all the gifts of life; for sunshine, water, and the luscious fruits and greens which we receive as indirect gifts from the Great Giver.”

Thank you Divine Mother for all the love and blessings of 2012. 
May we all enjoy a Happy Holiday season!

Published by Gita Matlock

Gita is a writer, speaker, and nonprofit professional. She earned a bachelors degree in international studies from Pepperdine University and a masters degree in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco. She has traveled extensively and held leadership positions with national and international nonprofit organizations. She was born, raised, and now resides with her husband and two children at Ananda Village, the first of eight cooperative Kriya Yoga communities founded by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.

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