Here in Fayette County, Texas, familiar sights all around us announce that Christmas 2021 could well be a December to remember. Let me share several observations with you.
At the Hostyn Hill Greenhouses, Kathy is brightening the season, one poinsettia at a time.
My international Christmas cards are en route to family and friends around the world.
Susie’s prize-winning authentic Scottish shortbread looks almost too good to eat.
Visiting with my oldest friend, Hazel at her kitchen table, is always time well spent.
On our tree, I hung a precious ornament that Mom sent me 25 years ago.
This charming child lives far away, but a photo of sweet Olivia preparing for her first Christmas arrived as an email attachment.
Created by my friend Rabbit, the nativity scene at the county courthouse in La Grange proclaims the reason for the season: The birth of Jesus.
For God so loved the world. He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
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Amid the busy days ahead this month, may little joys speak to your heart and replenish your spirit. Here’s hoping that this will be a
December to remember for us all.
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Elaine, You’re GREAT!!!
Thanks for all your stories 🙂
Thanks, Dick. I’m glad you enjoy my stories. Merry Christmas to you and Jerri.
Thank you sweet friend, you brighten my day!
So glad these images brought a smile to your face!
I really like your emphasis on “the little joys” because I think those things make the Christmas season special and memorable.
Diane, thanks. Sometimes it’s hard to focus on small joys because of the expectations that flourish with the Christmas season. I like the saying that goes, “we remember moments, not days.”
Thank you for sharing your beautiful observations, Dear Elaine! Merry Christmas to you, Emil and your “furry” family.
We appreciate your kind wishes, Brenda. Hope all is good in your world, too.
A lovely way to celebrate the preparation for Christmas!
Thank you, Anne. Hope you have a memorable Christmas.
It is the little joys that make life special. Your posts are among them.
That is high praise coming from my mentor! Thank you again, Linda, for encouraging me to start a blog several years ago.
Dear Elaine. With our family scattered in corners of our Country and our globe, I wish to thank you so much for this reminder of how important are the “little things” the “fleeting moments” the “passing sights” the “remembered sounds” and those who people our lives now and in their memory. May you enjoy a peaceful and blessed Christmas.
Malcolm, thank you so much for your comments. Yes, I agree. Those who are part of our lives now and those in our memory are all very dear and contribute to our quality of life and inner peace.
A great respite amid all the media gloom! Have a wonderful holiday season to you and all your readers.
Thanks, Marie. There certainly does seem to be more than enough gloom these days.
Your writing always inspires me (for a minute at least) to “slow down” and enjoy the little things. Have a great Christmas season.
Marilyn, slowing down for a minute or so can be just what the doctor ordered! Enjoy this festive season.
Thanks for the lovely words. As always, they brighten my day!
Happy to do so Maureen!