CHRISTMAS TREASURES

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Two of my precious grandsons gave me 2 special books for Christmas (I'm sure their mom had a hand in helping them make a choice at Barnes & Nobles).jars 

One book is called the "Christmas Jars" by Jason F. Wright.

What an inspiring book and is making me think about starting our own heartwarming Christmas Jar tradition next year. 

This story for sure will become a Christmas classic.

 

 

The second book is entitled "Short Prayers for Busy Women" by Harriet Crosby.  It says it was previously published as "God, Help Me".  This book is written for women who struggle to balance thir professional, personal and spiritual lives.  Hello! I believe this applies to all of us out there.book

There are over 200 brief prayers in a collection designed to be carried in your briefcase, purse or pocket.  I stuck it in my briefcase and already have seen how useful these prayers are! Today is the beginning of the last week in December and there are many reports to address, statistics to create, blogs to write, a buyer flying in to look at houses on Wednesday, December 31st and New Years Eve falling in the middle of the week!  Help!!  I opened my little book of prayers and found a perfect one for this morning:

God,

This morning promises a new day filled with new beginnings.  Help me not to waste any opportunities to start fresh.  Open my eyes to see open doors today.  Amen.

 

I know I will need to say this next prayer before the week is over:

God,

I need to spend time with you.  Help me to make sure there is room for you in my schedule.  Amen.

Little did my grandsons know how many times I will use these prayers when I need a special word or thought to give me strength to do the next task in the thick of a busy day!

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Rainmaker
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
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Dorie, what beautiful gifts! It's amazing how a small prayer can bring such peace in our daily lives. Thanks for sharing about this book. Best wishes for the New Year, and I hope you have a great week... (sounds busy)!

Dec 29, 2008 05:35 AM #1
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Rebecca Schrader
Competitive Insurance of Dundee - Dundee, FL

Dorie,

What a wonderful gift...two beautiful books. I will start my Christmas Jars as soon as I can...I have done this in the past...and have felt so wonderful...it's a wonderful gesture to give and not expect anything in return...I wish for you a truly wonderful and Blessed New year, God Bless you Dorie!!!

Dec 29, 2008 06:05 AM #2
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Mary..Thank you for your comment and Best Wishes for a prosperous 2009!!

Rebecca..I never heard of the Christmas Jar but you can bet I will be doing it next year. I agree giving with no expections is truly a wonderful feeling!! Best wishes for a blessed New Year!

Dec 29, 2008 06:34 AM #3
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Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

I so love those prayers, Dorie. Thank you so much for sharing your special Christmas gifts with us!

~Renae

Dec 29, 2008 07:56 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Renae I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the prayers. There are so many wonderful ones. I find them so appropriate to certain situations!

Dec 29, 2008 08:44 AM #5
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Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

People don't realize just how much of an imact gifts have on the recipient.  Something as simple as a book can mean so much!

Kathy

Dec 29, 2008 01:29 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Kathy,

You are so right, certain things can mean so much, words sometimes cannot descripe! Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2008 12:29 AM #7
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Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

Dorie-

Those books sound like winners - I will check them out.  Thanks for sharing!

Dec 30, 2008 12:33 AM #8
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Bruce & Mary,

They are wonderful. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for you comment!

Dec 30, 2008 05:58 AM #9
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