Monday, December 11, 2006

Have a Merry Buddhist Christmas

I've got the perfect idea for an extra special Christmas card! Include Buddhist contemplations on how to grow love in our hearts -- even for, as my grandpa used to say, the "PITAs" in our lives. (PITA=pain in the ass.) Here are the contemplations in abbreviated form. To read more about them, click on the link below to my UPI.com column:

  • Think of everybody you meet as your mother/father/sister/brother
  • Ponder the kindnesses of others
  • Repay those kindnesses
  • Forgive others' "annoying" traits...instead focus on their delightful side
  • Be compassionate by feeling others' pain
  • Stay committed to practicing kindness; it'll change you.

7 comments:

oggie said...

nice change for your blog :-D the colors lend themselves well for pondering and reflection. and great thoughts to ponder on for Christmas.

DMunro said...

thanks, Oggie! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

oggie said...

brother buddy, brother oggie here :-D got your note. thanks for the visit. have a blessed Christmas.

AL said...

Hei Buddy!
A blog makeover!...

Happy holidays to you too and your family!

RennyBA said...

What a great blog makeover Bud!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Btw: I've casted my vote:-)

Yesterdays_ashes said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas....very nice reflections for the holidays ahead that should be remembered all thru the year.

Tina

DMunro said...

Al - thank you, my friend. Enjoy your Christmas. Peace, too.

Renny - thanks, pal. Merry Christmas to you & yours. Peace.

Tina - Thanks for stopping by, and a blessed holiday to you, too. Still writing?