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And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, "This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!"

And each day, it's up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, "No, this is what's important." ----Iain Thomas

How many of us feel swallowed up by tasks, endless tasks? We are inundated with so many things that insist upon our time, our energy, and our attention. We end the day feeling exhausted. We feel depleted because doing tasks doesn't fill us up, it empties us out.

There is an activity, however, that no matter how much we do it, we are replenished. No matter how much we give it away, we are filled up. It is a matter of the heart. It is love.

Loving another, doing for another, giving to another has the paradoxical effect of blessing us more than the recipient of our love.

This holiday season, put your hand on your heart every day. Check where on your to-do list is loving another, giving to another, helping another. Put it at the top of your daily list and experience how you will be blessed by that decision. You will be amazed by the power of even a small loving gesture.

Start by lifting your hands to your heart. Imagine that love is flowing from your heart into your hands. Your hands are filled with love, ready to give it to another. Love is what's important. Everything else can wait.

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