Happy December 1st world!
We need a little Christmas…
Cancer’s score card added another tally. I am angry at Cancer. I hate it’s thievery with a vengeance!
I feel frightened as it steals yet
another innocent life.
I am sad.
Christmas time can be hectic and bothersome or
it can be quiet, soothing, and precious.
My friend’s life deserves the honor of the latter as I reflect on her goodness.
Today I play carols on low so I have to make an effort to really listen.
Today I wrap gifts slowly and think with gratitude about the person I am giving to, and smile that they are in my life.
Today I will bake and fill my home with soothing aromas of the season then eat comfort food and savor the taste.
Today I will hug my pillows before I fluff making the beds.
Today I will sit and look at my Christmas tree without any noise.
Today I will feed my forest family and take a walk no matter how frosty I feel, and smell the air, and thank God for the beauty of the earth right in front of my eyes.
Today I will listen to the dryer sound, sweep the floors and fold the socks and feel life in my home in the messes.
Tonight I will tuck my children in bed and lie awake and listen to their breathing.
Today I will place trust in my God who is in charge.
Today I will Believe
and hold tightly to Christmas…
in all its goodness and peace.
I love this Christmas painting.
I can smell, here, and feel the scene.
It is closest to my Christmas vision.
I love Mary propped up after birth, absolutely spent, relieved it is over.
I love Joseph’s emotion.
I love to think there were women there to help.
I love the touch between Mary and Joseph.
I love Mary’s bare feet.
I love baby Jesus’ nuzzling and content.
I love the angels…
every single one!
I hope I was there in the crowd.
Merry Christmas to all.
Jesus Christ is our gift!