Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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No doubt about it ~ the Christmas season has always been my favorite time of year. Everything, from the soft, peaceful music to the bright, colorful lights... The gathering of family and friends to the quiet, soulful nights... The laughter of children to the faces filled with silent wonder... Even the long lines and miles of traffic! Call me crazy!

This year, Christmas has been a complete mixture of sheer happiness, warmth and peace ~ blended with a little bit of worry and frustration. I never thought that what was waiting under the tree Christmas morning ~ or what wasn't ~ would have such a huge impact on whether or not I felt the Christmas spirit in my heart. I guess when that worry isn't there, it's easy to say it isn't about "things".

My faith and spirits were restored however, as blessing upon blessing came my way throughout the season. Family... friends... even STRANGERS, have come into my life and given me reason to give thanks. Love is all around me. Warmth is in my heart.

There is no greater gift, than this.

~ Merry Christmas ~





10 comments:

Missie said...

Merry Christmas!

gina said...

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year too...and what a wonderful testimony that confirms the spirit of Christmas! :) wonderful entry. Merry Christmas, Michele!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you feel blessed at this time of year. Merry Christmas :o)

Linda :) said...

Merry Christmas!!

Astaryth said...

Just dropping in to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Hope the day is filled with family, love and joy!

Nancy said...

Beautiful entry my dear friend...

I'm so very glad you have this gratitude deep within your heart.

I love you,
Nance

lisa jo said...

I hope you and yours had a happy and loving holiday together. XO

ADB said...

Very pleased you've had a good Christmas, and I hope your New Year will bring you all you want it to.

Guido

MariesImages said...

Hope you had a blessed Christmas. Lovely tree~
Happy New Years~
Marie

DB said...

Beautifully written Michelle, as usual. Sorry to be so tardy responding, Happy New Year and may you keep that warmth and spirit alive all year. D