Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Since this is my last post before the holidays, I wanted to extend my warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas, and my hope that Santa is good to you. :}

I have resolved this year to take some time during the hustle and bustle to gather calm around myself, to sit back and watch my loved ones that surround me, to memorize their faces and this one moment in time, to preserve it as a precious memory, because life is about change and nothing will ever be the same again as it is at this one moment.

It's not something I ever thought to do before, at least, not purposefully.

But I've realized that it's so very easy to take for granted those that surround you; the friends and family whose love and caring make life worth living.

Christmas can sometimes be peaceful or just plain bonkers. The little ones can get cranky from lack of sleep and all the excitement, the older ones just as cranky from last minute shopping, baking, and just plain trying to factor in Christmas when there's already not enough hours in the day to meet the demands of normal life. And you know what? This year I'm going to sit back and enjoy every crazy minute of it.

And thank God for this precious moment.

And for those of you who celebrate other faiths, I wish you the same indelible memory of your own peaceful or crazy, wonderful moment with your friends and family.

All My Very Best,


  1. Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday season. You're right the moments are gone before we know it and we can't get them back. Wishing you all the best.

  2. Precious moments.

    I was sitting here contemplating the three-plus inches of snow on my front steps and the possibility I was stuck for days, when I heard a strange scraping sound.

    I opened the front door and my neighbor was shoveling my steps. When she was done, she salted them.

    A few days ago, I complained in these pages about needing to give gifts on a schedule--admitting I have no skill at it. My neighbor demonstrated what a spirit of giving really looks like.

  3. Thank you so much, Mason. Wishing you all the best as well, for your own joyous holiday.

    That's one of the very best gifts I've heard tell of, Mary. Reminds me of what Christmas is all about. My best wishes!

  4. Kathyrne, I find myself doing the same. Memorizing moments in time. Enjoying each moment I have.

    I see you have Precious up adding her two cents and making us go Awww.

    Enjoy your holidays, my dear, each wonderful moment.

    Mary Margret, gifts do not always come in bright paper with bows, do they? Sometimes the gift of our time and thoughtfulness means so more than what's under the ribbons and bows. :-)

  5. Can't wait for Wednesday when I take the 3 days off and enjoy my family and the season. Happy holidays to you.

  6. Happy Holidays to you, too, Kathryne! Great post reminding us all what's most important during this time of year.

  7. Sia, that's a wonderful gift in itself. Warmest wishes to you. (Precious does have those eyes that make you want to hug her.)

    Hi Judi! Have a joyous time with your family!

    Hi Danielle! Another person I'm thankful for. :}

  8. I went shopping with my daughter today and had lunch with her. Despite the crowds, we had an enjoyable time and that's what make the holidays special to me. She's busy with a college minimester and I'm trying to finish a book, so it was nice to take time out and enjoy each others company.

  9. Blissful quite moment's
    I am so with you on that.
    Last year we were rushed off our feet stressed at all the stops we had to make dont get me wrong I enjoyed the company spending time with everyone it just seemed so rushed.
    this year we are making 2 stops sitting back and relaxing.
    Have a wonderful holiday season.

  10. Hi Terry! Yes, those are the moments to treasure.

    Hi Alba! I hope you do find the time for your peaceful moment.

    Merry Christmas to you both.