Monday, December 1, 2014


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with dear family and friends
filling your hearts with sweet memories {and tummies with delicious goodies}.
We had a lovely day reuniting with special long-time friends. 
We enjoyed the warmth of hearth and home, the comforting aroma of roasted turkey enveloping everything.  The windows were steamed along the edges from all the cooking and commotion in the kitchen. 
Rooms were filled with lots of chatter and clatter as we tried to catch up on a couple of years of goings-on since we last saw them.
The host is now 95 years old.  It is both a privilege and a pleasure to share in his twilight years.   {His wife is a spry 87!}
. . . . .
Then I turned the calendar page..... 
gift shopping, grocery shopping, present wrapping, cookie baking, package mailing, picture-taking, card-addressing.  It's enough to make your head swim.
It's not like I don't shop year round with gift giving in mind.  I do. 
It's not like I don't guard my calendar from a frenzied schedule.  I do.
And yet...
here I am with much more to do than my usual, daily stuff, and a time deadline too.
But, I am sure you can relate - since this is true for you too, most likely.
My plan?
I have no reason to not be joy-filled!
So I can smile at a stranger, 
speak a kind word to an impatient fellow line-stander,
sing carols in the car while in traffic,
 and enjoy every moment of this beautiful season.
. . . . .
"And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
And the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'"   ~ Luke 2:9-11

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