Friday, December 16, 2011
A message.....and Swap Goodies !!!
Merry 8 Days Before Christmas !!! Wow, time is moving so quickly , and just like a snowball that builds up speed and momentum as it rolls along down a snow covered hill, the closer we get the more intense our feelings of being overwhelmed become !! DON'T DO IT !!! Christmas will come no matter what..Just like the profound message in the much loved, but highly under-rated cartoon by Dr. Suess.... " It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes, or bags!"
Sadly, I am guilty of letting mysef fall prey to these feelings just as much as the next person. So I say this not as a scolding from a superior person to a lowly inferior thinker..but from a fellow distracted, want all things to be just so, run around doing everything and nothing person.
Let's just stop and sit down ( if you are reading this ,chances are you are in a sitting position allready...lol), and switch your brain to a different train of thought if even for just a moment. Christmas will come,,,, without that extra strand of lights on the tree, it will come ...even if the last batch of cookies cooked just a little too much...it will come..... Whether you get the chance to touch up the coloring in your hair, or fill in your nails...it will come.
Did you sit and watch a favorite Holiday show ? Did you pause and take the time to stick a little change or more in the red kettle outside of your local grocery or department store ?? Did you spend just a little extra time to enjoy the festively decorated homes in your neighborhood, even if one house only has a small lighted plastic candle on a window ledge, or aluminum tinsel garland wrapped around a porch post ?
If not...Do it !!
More of tis little message to come later......
On a different note .....
I have to show a pic of the wonderful swap goodies I received to day.. belong to a group called " An American Primitive Gathering " We did a secret santa swap and I am so glad I joined..See the sweet gifts ? Ahhh...I am so blessed !! Thank you Mimi !!