A Few Firsts

Some charitable and thought-provoking words for this holiday season.

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

I experienced a few firsts on Christmas Eve.

First Number One

I read A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens for the very first time. I had never read it because I kept telling myself that I already know the story, so what is the point? I have images of Donald Duck, Goofy, and Mickey Mouse in my head when I think of Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley, and Bob Cratchit. Well, the book was well worth the read, and I now understand why some of my friends read it every year around this time. It is full of the spirit of change, love, hope, and care for the poor. I loved reading the words of Scrooge’s nephew:

But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time . . . as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time, the only time I know of . . . when…

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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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