Tis the day after Thanksgiving and all through the house, no one is stirring, not even to reheat leftovers… The holiday itself is ended, but the replete calm of time together is in full swing. Chess, books, old movies, and time to just talk is my favorite part of this holiday…week. (until the next week in a month or so) We take five full days to just enjoy the company of each other. I love this time of year.
Of course, no family gathering would be complete without something getting broken. This year the pull switch for the kitchen light and the toilet handle in the main bath needed to be replaced, hence a trip out into the madness was necessary. Thankfully, the Ace is not the prime destination for most Black Friday shoppers and was survivable.
The challenge now is to hold tight to every moment and not let the craziness of the season overcome us. Sadly, this time of year, which should be about being together has become a time of about spending and having, and push & shove has become more pronounced than the love that the season boasts.
I want to have faith, but find that more and more the sweet portrayal of what the holiday is supposed to be about exists more on commercials than in life. There are still too many without a warm place to sleep or food for their belly. There are too many who jump to fight instead of lend a hand to someone in need. I would love for this to change. For us, it already has.
Our season is not about things anymore. It is about a warm meal and family together, no matter how long, no matter how far. Time is the season now. We spend every spare minute we can appreciating that we have those moments and planning to spend more. Every year at this time we take those things we no longer need and take them to the shelter for someone else to give them a use, and stay to serve a meal. It is time we get to be together, and we get to pay forward the blessings we have been given.
I hope that as we count down to the end of the year holidays, Yule and Christmas…that you find a way to give beyond what your money can spend, to those beyond your circle. You’ll be glad you did.
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It’s the week of Thanksgiving. Everyone is hustling to make sure their feast with family and friends is perfect. They’re laying out the game plan for hitting the best sales. Perfection seems to be the goal. The perfect holiday. The perfect family gathering. The perfect gift.
In that drive for perfection, we tend to lose sight of what is right in front of us. The small perfectly imperfect moments that lend themselves to creating the fondest memories. We lose sight of the simple things that make us smile.
So, in this week of giving thanks, I want to say…..I’m thankful for my family, near and far. I’m thankful for my friends, wherever they are. I’m thankful for the laughter and smiles of my child. I’m thankful for the readers, whose enthusiasm encourages me to write. The song of the birds, the caress of the wind, the quiet stillness of the falling snow, the light of the moon..casting her glow. I’m thankful.
Until next week….Happy Reading!
Every season brings with it its own kaleidoscope of colors blended together to paint the earth in hues ranging from the ice silvery white of Winter to the new greens of Spring to the pinks, yellows, and blues of Summer, to the garnets, golds, and corals of Autumn.
Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons. The new growth of Spring and Gaia sending the earth to its Winter slumber with a myriad of colors that no box of crayons could ever hope to capture. I find it highly amusing, or not, how my favorite seasons are always kicking me in the hiney with allergies. There’s always a price I guess. LOL
Everything seems to be going in warp speed. There are days which go by and aside from the blustery wind, I could not tell you if the sky was grey or blue. At times I forget to stop and breathe. We all need to put the breaks on from time to time. Life will get away from us if we don’t. It’s important that we notice the everyday little things as well as we do the major events.
Winter is coming. Too fast. Too soon. Before it gets here, however, I plan to enjoy the artistry of nature. I hope you do too.
Until next week….Happy Reading!