Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thoughts

Seems as if every year during the Christmas season my heart tends to turn to marshmallow... gentle thoughts and tears may be shed through the season... as mixed emotions take place... A bit like the divinity I made late afternoon yesterday... With several attitude adjustments being put in place and a promise to myself to stay within a budget of zero dollars when decorating, and a very very small amount on gifts, I am ready for Christmas... Yesterday we went to town , Defiance, to purchase groceries for dishes I will be making for the holiday at the different gatherings... When returning home and having placed items in their proper places I sat for a bit and went into a very deep thought process, so thankful I was home from all the madness at the store... I viewed so very many carts just brimming over with every item you could think of... Again I thought..... IF WE TOOK ALL THE THINGS OR STUFF WE HAVE AWAY THAT WE DO NOT NEED WE WOULD HAVE VERY VERY LITTLE..... Then WHY.... why are ones so determined to fill those carts like that? And most of it will most likely be on a garage sale the following year... Why don't we through wisdom spend less and give more of ones time and self... Delight in family and friends and tie those loose ends we may have created... We attend church services... listen to the teachings and rush right out and do what we have just been told is not important...
Holidays are meant to be spent with family even though many times we feel we do not have anything in common... We may feel as though we would like to run away from our roots but we need to use them as our strength... They hold our key to the future... The riches... for me are the times when things were really tough... but mom would always be there cooking dinner as dad arrived home in the evening... We would sit as a family... many may think we were poor, but you see not me... I had a family... So when remembering how the holidays were and should be with family none is as rich as me...
A family is like a circle..the connection that doesn't end... and certainly does not compare with any item you place in your shopping cart... When making your decision this year I hope all of you make a wonderful one... the gift shared from the heart...
Sending thoughts and best wishes to all as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the gift of family... May we have the wisdom to enjoy it to the fullest... and have the merriest of Christmas that is offered to us... And just think it doesn't have to be wrapped.....

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wishing you a most joyous Christmas filled with love and gifts that only the heart can give.
Love this post...
Blessings
Rebecca

Laurie Blaswich said...

Thank you for you lovely thoughts, I'm not yet retired and I do the dollar thing too! It's great isn't it!

Merry Christmas,
Laurie

LaVonne said...

Beautiful! Thank you for those words from your heart. A beautiful gift.