Happy, safe, New Year to everyone!
Raise your hand if…you have de-Christmased your house. Sadly, I have, but in my defense, my husband has today off from work and I can’t get the tree outside without his help, so, out it went. I’ll miss that heavenly scent, for sure. I still have the Nativity set up, though; can’t quite put that away yet.
I am guilty of not quieting myself down and focusing on what this season is all about, so maybe seeing the manger will help me do so.
I am truly envious of those of you who are able to center yourselves, remove yourselves from the everyday noise and chatter, and go inward to connect with God. It is something that I have begun craving more and more lately. Perhaps it’s my age, perhaps it’s the times we’re in…whatever it is, I intend to work at it until it’s my reality.
I love reading Mountain Woman’s blog entitled Red Pine Mountain. She is so inspiring and one of her latest posts started me thinking about actually taking action towards a deeper connection to God. Do I ever have work to do, though.
I hope that everyone is staying warm and safe. Onward….
Last Sunday we were experiencing a snow squall; today, I found this little blossom on the back porch. Ah, New England weather, if you don’t like it, just wait a minute.
This is our fountain which honors all of the people we love that have passed on. Sadly, we added another person this summer, our beloved friend Tommy. ..but in the true sense of loving someone, he will never leave our hearts. It’s time to tuck it safely away for another winter.