I love the true meaning most of all.
That God loved us so much, that He gave!
He gave because He judged it worth the risk.
I love the extra grace that seems to sizzle, like electricity, in the air.
Just waiting for people to seize hold of it and BELIEVE.
Believe that old friends and family wounds can be forgiven.
Believe that you can indeed 'turn over a new leaf".
Believe that love indeed conquers all.
Believe that those we love CAN 'turn over a new leaf'.
Believe that we love them anyway & always!
I love the special recipes that only come out at Christmas,
(nope not even at Thanksgiving for some, only Christmas).
I love the way the children are more excited
about the cardboard boxes
no matter HOW MUCH $$$$ you spend on the gifts
actually in the box! :)
I love how no matter how worried we parents get
as to whether we turned our wallets, checkbooks and piggy banks inside out enough,
the children are always thrilled and grateful - why do we forget this?
Of course, I love the cold weather, beautiful lights, smell of evergreen!
Wrapping paper, secrets, anticipation!
I love how that no matter what kind of year we have had,
at the end we get to celebrate the birth of
How cool is that? The end of the year is all about fresh starts, clean slates,
and Everlasting Life.
It's about giving and receiving and giving thanks the whole time for it all.
Its about love, forgiveness, hope and faith.
It's about my Mama's special recipe Jack Daniels Fudge! Divinity! & Lemon Cheescake! LOVE YOU, MOM! Merry Christmas!
This Spirit of Christmas Button came via Karen in New Zealand,
and originally from Mary at Mary's Writing Nook. Mary is sweet as she can be & I know you all know by now that I am a Karen in New Zealand groupie!
This button is for all you wonderful people who come and visit and make life much more intersting and lots more fun than it could ever be without you!
I wanted to pass on what Mary had to say. This says it all & says it best!
"There are so many beautiful people in this community. Those whom I've met are loving, giving and reach out to others that are struggling with health issues, walking through dark valleys and who need a friend to just listen. Many of these people I now call friend. Please know that I appreciate every one of you. Christmas is a time of giving and a time of joy and friendship. It is the one time each year when we stop and take a moment to reflect on the birth of Jesus. In the Spirit of Christmas and giving, I would like to present my friends and readers this Spirit of Christmas button. Everyone is welcome to take a copy. All I ask is that you continue to show the Spirit of Christmas and reach out to those who are in need of a kind word."