Find a quiet space. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Breathe gently into yourself until your mind and body quiet down. Become aware of your heart and breathe. Just breathe until your mind and body become still and your heart and mind open.

Become very still within. Slowly play in your mind the various moments throughout this year when you were there for someone in need. Remember with fondness the people you helped to trust, love, believe, hope, feel better or enjoy life. Remember how full your heart felt. Imagine how full their own hearts felt. Your expressions of love and kindness are the reflections of the true value of you in the world.

When you feel full, breathe deeply, exhaling through your mouth, bringing yourself into the awareness of this moment. Wiggle your fingers and toes. Gently open your eyes. Live from your true value.

—Mother Misa