Christmas Magic: The Wonder of Giving

Christmas Magic: The Wonder of Giving

Posted by Shelby Comito On 23rd Dec 2016


Christmas MagicAnother Christmas has arrived at our door, and once again it will depart before we are ready to say goodbye. The definition of Christmas has expanded beyond its Christian origins. Although its religious significance is indispensable, how beautiful is it that this celebration is one everyone wants to take part in no matter their religious affiliations or backgrounds. 

The meaning of Christmas is limitless. Our personal definitions and beliefs could never fully contain its grandeur. It goes so far beyond wrapped packages, Christmas cookies, carols, and brightly decorated homes. 

The Grinch learned this lesson in Dr. Seuss' Christmas classic:
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, 
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” 

The joy and magic of Christmas is impossible to uproot. It holds an unshakeable magic that softens, soothes, and uplifts... the kind of contagious magic that you cannot help but share. We notoriously call the holiday season the most wonderful time of the year and the happiest season of all, but what is the source behind this wonderful, happy Christmas magic?

Deep down at the heart of the magic and the Grinch's "something more" is the gift of giving. The magic of Christmas stems from the generosity we give and receive from others. We receive a much needed respite after a hard year of work. We get excited to spend time with our loved ones and spoil them with special gifts. We feel inspired to support those in need. We sacrifice more of our time and give more money to charity. All of these things serve to realign our hearts with the the things that matter most in this life. Our focus shifts from work and endless to-dos to the things and people we cherish most.

What if we lived this way always? What if didn't give up the giving but carried it forward into 2017? Let's not wait until next Christmas to feel the Christmas magic again. The joy of giving is immense and ready to be had every day. Life is short! Let's live Christmas now and every day of the year.

We want to take a moment to thank all of you who supported the Hanuman Festival Seva Fund through your purchase of the Robert Sturman Seva Legging. This meaningful partnership was so special to us this year. 

Hanuman Adventures specials in yoga retreats with a unique focus on seva and sacred sites in conscious community. They believe in giving back to the people and lands they visit and they love the opportunity to get to know the locals and learn from their customs and culture. It is their intention to make a profound difference through heartfelt acts of service.

This March 9-19, their team journeys to Rishikesh, India on a pilgrimage to the birthplace of yoga. They will study the transformative practice of Sattva Yoga with Anand Mehrotra in his homeland. They will explore the holy sites surrounding Rishikesh and the ancient culture of India and will offer service work through Anand's school for children in need.

Hanuman Adventures extends their gratitude to Robert Sturman and the KiraGrace community for the generous donations of the proceeds of the Seva Pant that will support our seva work with the children! 

Robert Sturman Seva Legging

Did you snooze on the Robert Sturman Seva Legging? Well, good news! There are just a few of these special edition yoga tights left in size XS & Small. This is a limited edition print! When it's gone, it's gone, so support a great cause and claim yours before it's too late. Shop here.

A very merry Christmas to you and yours this holiday season. 

Warmest wishes,
the KiraGrace team