Well hello! I've been silent here a long while, I know. It has been a difficult month and a half, including some drawn-out health issues (we're all okay), sad news for loved ones, and the heartbreaking loss of our sweet seventeen year old cat, Maggie, who had been with us almost since the very beginning of our little family. And even though these real life challenges are the stuff from which honest and heartfelt writings can come, I've been too much inside my own head lately and feeling very overwhelmed with worry; my mind likes to trick me into imagining the worst. So I've remained quiet here, while thoughts spin round and round and round inside my head....
But tonight I am sitting in the warm glow of the Christmas lights, and the smell of fresh-baked cookies wafts soothingly through the room. I am surrounded by people whom I love with all my heart, all of us eagerly awaiting more dear family arriving tomorrow to celebrate the holidays with us. I am reminded that I have been looking at a half-empty glass when really, my cup is overflowing. I have so much to be thankful and happy for. I'm feeling very grateful right now for the light that comes with this season of hope.
Wishing all of you a holiday season filled with peace and love and a happy heart. I'll be back in the new year!
When he was small, my youngest son had a habit of filling his pockets with treasures he encountered in his daily adventures. I didn't always understand the value he saw in his chosen objects -- really, how many rocks and sticks could one boy keep? In his eyes, though, each one was beautiful and important. Life is just like that on a larger scale, isn't it? We gather up the precious bits of our experiences and save them all to learn from and enjoy later. Perhaps you'll find a little something here that you'd like to keep in your own pockets. Thanks for visiting.
Monday, December 22, 2014
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