Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tis the season to be grateful

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I don't know about you, but I've had some pretty rough holidays in the past. Most of my family members are gone now, taking old beloved traditions with them. I went through a phase where I felt like little orphan Annie, but it has passed.

I've come to accept the peaceful simplicity of new traditions. I'm grateful for what I have. My wonderful son, his loving girlfriend Salina, my beloved sister, the most awesome women you'll ever meet, and a partner who is also my best friend. And of course, Pippi, my cat; who thankfully hasn't tried to climb the Xmas tree or use the ornaments as kitty toys. I'm serenely happy (most of the time), yet fully aware how fragile life is. I live; one day at a time.


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I woke this morning with an unsettled feeling that I needed to tweak some of the words on my poem yesterday, so I did. I hope you'll go back and reread it.

Wishing you a beautiful holiday.


My favorite Christmas party. Witnessing the purest kind of joy, warms my heart with gratitude.


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success... Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melodie Beattie


"I see the face of God in everyone I meet"


  1. Christmas this year is very different for me. No children, no gifts, no huge shopping bills and no huge meal planned. This year I am trying to keep it simple and today's message is perfect for me. It is so easy to go into self pity today instead of gratitude. I have so very much to be thankful for, and I give myself and others gifts daily, so I do not need to get caught up in it all. This year I am coasting through the holidays and looking forward to the real deals the day after Christmas when everything goes on Thanks sis, I love you and I am grateful for you. Merry Christmas..

  2. I'm grateful for you too. What deals are you headed for after Christmas? Remember the year someone stole an item out of my cart in Target. I won't stand up for myself, but you did for me.

  3. yes I do remember, it was a pet bed for your dog in Target and the person took it out of your cart when you were not looking....But yea that kind of after Christmas shopping. It takes a 75 - 80% off sign to get my attention these days...