“Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.” ~Charles Dickens
Ten days till Christmas and, as usual, I have more plans than time.
Major priority for my Christmas season: start every day with eggnog in my coffee AND drink it out of a Christmas mug. Take a deep breath and pray for perspective. (And put Christmas music on the stereo so everyone wakes up in the Christmas mood. Today’s first pick: Josh Groban. Gotta love that voice singing anything, but ESPECIALLY Christmas music. Listen to Thankful.)
Counting my blessings today. Thinking of friends who have lost loved ones and who will have empty places at their Christmas table this year, especially the family whose son’s funeral we attended this afternoon. Gone too soon, too sadly.
I’m not shooting for the most perfect Christmas ever. Just one that shows my family and friends how much I love them and how grateful I am for their presence in my life. Their presence. Not their presents. Even though the presents are fun, too. 🙂
Prayers with my morning coffee, especially for those who are missing loved ones. Grace and peace. And the ability to give thanks for the blessings and people we have around us every day.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. ~Colossians 3:15