Christmas … Not Just for Family and Friends … But Strangers Too

So much pressure put onto people to be with family and friends and when they are not, the feelings of sadness and loneliness weigh so heavy on some people’s souls, they never make it through the night or the holidays.

Some people have no families or homes to go back to for a number of reasons. Parents have died, they have no living relatives, abusive homes were left long ago and wounds never healed, foster homes that were not really homes, not enough money for travel or gifts, illness, shame and a number of many more. Judgment of and disrespect for each other also fills many empty rooms and houses instead of people.

Joseph and Mary experienced much of the same … misunderstood, judged, and ostracized too they ran for their lives and the life of the son Mary was to bear on Christmas Eve.

Who were Joseph, Mary, and Jesus surrounded by on the night we celebrate as Christmas Eve and Christmas day? Strangers, of course … kind strangers.

Family and friends all together for the holidays is all such a lovely idea, but one that leaves out so many other people in the world … including those who do not know where the idea of Christmas and the spirit of Christmas … love … came from.

This Christmas take the pressure off family and friends and share some love with a stranger or two or three … especially with those who have so much less than you. Jesus would … and he would want you to do so … in his name … for that is the reason he came Christmas Eve over two thousand years ago.

Merry Christmas all! May the spirit of Christmas fill your year with loving thoughts, words, and actions!

And if the spirit of Christmas … love … is not what you believe in, then please consider at least valuing … respecting … each and every life … who is just as valuable as you … not more … but also not less … it’s a big step to making the world, including your own, a much better place for us all to live and thrive.

December 24, 2014

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER
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What’s Hot this Christmas? … and Every Day of the Year?

Getting ready to reveal soon!

Till then … wishing the best for all, Christmas believers … and non-believers.

December 5, 2014

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier
The RESPECT SPECIALIST … AUTHOR … PLAYWRIGHT … KEYNOTE SPEAKER … CONSULTANT

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Learning to appreciate waiting on God

Raised a Catholic in a blue-collar community, we did not read The Bible; it was preached to us.

When I have tried to read The Bible the past several years because I thought I should at least read one the most influential “works” to better appreciate the mythology and symbolism storytellers draw from, I struggled because the Old Testament is filled with a lot of violence, which stopped me cold. But over time, people like Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer helped me to try again. Particularly his books and her amplified Bible propelled me to see the beauty of The Bible, transforming me from someone who believed Jesus was born, but not much else … to a student of God through His Word, a believer and a follower.

For someone like me who has gone through the experiences I have, in part due to my bad choices because of my low Respect Level that was significantly shaped by my experiences of my childhood community culture, but also because of the oppression someone more different from most people experience, hope has been renewed as has been trust and faith, especially with words such as Joel Osteen’s “Sometimes God will wait on purpose (from lifting one up out of one’s desperate circumstances) not only so you know that it’s His power, but so your doubters, your naysayers, and your unbelieving relatives won’t be able to deny that God has something amazing in your life.” Osteen, Joel, Break Out! Page 133.

I know this is true and that people … my family, friends, geographical and web community will see also … because, like I did, they need to believe He is so much more than what many of us have been taught to believe, including wanting to work with us, as He is me, to fulfil the dreams He has put in their hearts too. In the meantime, I’m grateful for all the ways He is meeting my very basic needs while I wait on Him and the miracle He’s waiting to perform at what I believe may be His favorite time of year.

Special thanks to you whom He has used to help me through this time; most particularly my brother Phil and his daughter Maxine.

Wishing all of you a very special Christmas too this year!

December 20, 2013

Kaitlin A. Trepanier
http://www.kaitlinatrepanier.com

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This Christmas …

Christmas Card 2013

December 12, 2013

Kaitlin A. Trepanier
http://www.kaitlinatrepanier.com

All Rights Reserved by DARK HORSES PRODUCTIONS/KAITLIN A. TREPANIER, Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE Developer, Author, Speaker, Playwright, Altruistic Entrepreneur, and Human Rights Activist … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.