The Eighth Day of Christmas

Dear Friend,

The Twelve Days of Christmas are the twelve days between Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, the birth of Jesus, and the Epiphany, Jan. 6th (epiphany being the Greek word for manifestation).

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” song has its origins in spiritual symbolism-and with a serious purpose.

Each element is a code word for a religious truth.

All the gifts sent on the subsequent days of Christmas were gifts disguised in the words of the song that come to all who believe in the love and truth of God.

The song’s gifts are hidden meanings to the teachings of faith and belief.  The “true love” mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor, it refers to God. The “me” who receives the presents refers to everyone who believes.

“On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; eight maids a-milking.” The eight maids a-milking represent the eight beatitudes (be attitudes-each tells us something about how our attitude should be).

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

These are people who are humble and who do not think of themselves more highly than they ought.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Many things happen to us in life that bring us grief, but God will comfort us when we turn to His love and truth.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

Meekness is also about humility. This is the person that knows that whatever he accomplishes is not by his own power, but by the power which God gives him.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”

A hungry baby will cry for milk. We also should be hungry to learn what God wants us to do, that is where we get our spiritual “food”.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”.

The person who is merciful is kind and forgiving. This person is not hateful toward others, but looks for the good qualities in people.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”.

We can be pure in heart if we fill our minds with good thoughts.  We need to be careful of the things we watch, read, and hear.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God”.

Do you encourage people to get along and to be friends? If so, you are a peacemaker. Where peace is concerned, you can be part of the problem, or part of the solution. Be a peacemaker.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

We must stand up for what is right even if it means making someone angry or upset with us.

Humility, belief, trust, hunger for spiritual truth, forgiveness, pure of heart, peacemaker, and a steadfastness of faith…lessons in attitude.

Today, take a moment to remember how truly loved you are by your God, your family and friends and the love you share in return. Take the time to commit to an attitude of loving truth, kindness, forgiveness and belief.  Receive all the wonderful gifts that await you as you live in the love and light of God and truth. If you are not yet receiving your daily G-note, just go to – sign up for G-Notes and you will receive the remaining 12 Days.  On the last day, I will forward the entire twelve days. Enjoy! And may you have all the gifts of this amazing Christmas season.

God Bless,
Kandee G


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