While we are only in the shadow of the birth of Jesus Christ, the relevance of this big event holds true even today. The meaning carries such strength and power, and its giving couldn't be easier. To love, to extend the hand of kindness, to share and witness what grace has to offer for everyone has significant meaning. For in giving to others, we gain a sense of peace, quiet joy, and a feeling of worth. We can't possibly solve the problems of the entire world, but within our own sphere, we truly have the power.
There are two ways to look at this very stressful thyme called the HOLIDAY SEASON. You can view it as a super explosion of stuff that needs to be done, here, there, everywhere, or you can take a different look, seize the opportunity to view the magic and spiritualness of the whole thing called Christmas Thyme. SHARE A LITTLE JOY BELIEVE KEEP THE SPIRIT REMEMBER THE TRUE MEANING
So in the interest of HO HO HO and having the MERRIEST, take a long look around at what you have, what you don't really need, feel the moment…. deep breath now….ENJOY!
Merry Xmas from Sam
For we need a little Christmas right this very minute, candles in the window, carols at the spinet. And we need a little Christmas right this very minute…. We need a little Christmas now. -song by Jerry Herman
Glad Tidings of Joy. The countdown has certainly begun. Are you readying your home for Christmas? Remember nature when decorating: evergreens, pinecones, fruits and nuts, boxwood, berries, dwarf shrubs,and topiaries of rosemary and myrtle. Think also of cranberries, spices like cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, clove and ginger… so fragrant. Add candles, lights, poinsettias, and your house will be transformed into Christmas wonderland.
Find many pictures and ideas on Pinterest, in magazines, and craft shops. You're only limited by what you want to achieve.
Timely Tip; Remember pets, keep them warm while outside, and keep those bird feeders filled.
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December brings to mind many thoughts. Family, holiday fun of crafting, cooking, and celebrating, decorating the house, sharing delicious food and drink with friends, remembering memories of Christmas past, and the most important, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
With the recent snowfall and drastic drop in temperature, we had to shift quickly into winter mode, rakes to shovels, sweaters to heavy coats, and gym shoes to boots. Thoughts of transforming our homes into Christmas splendor indoors and out took a back seat. Now it's thyme. Get those lights out, tree up, and stockings hung…can you believe 22 days until Christmas!
Now no stressing, stay focussed, take a breath…do a little, do what makes you happy, but remember seasonal calm goes to the top of the list. But most of all….ENJOY!! "HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS IT'S THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR"…. -Holly Jolly Christmas, Burl Ives