It’s Almost Christmas…..

Where has the year gone? Here we are, on the eve of Christmas Eve….so I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you and those you love a Merry Christmas, filled with delicious treats, laughter, and precious memories long after the wrapping paper and ribbons have been discarded and the cats and kids are playing with the boxes. May 2017 bring you abundant blessings, health, happiness, and prosperity! When I pause to be thankful, you are all among those I consider unexpected gifts.

Thank you, from the heart, for following my page. ❤ xo


New Year, New Goals….

It’s close enough to the end of year (and where did 2016 go, anyway?!) that I’m thinking of goals. You know, the kind I can actually meet. 2016 has been filled with happiness and sorrow, loss and gain, and the usual assortment of everyday experiences. My family is well, immersed in work that fulfills them, creatively and spiritually. We all have jobs and no one goes hungry. I have much to be grateful for and I hope you do, too. This year I got involved with ViewBug and while that has been a wonderful experience, it didn’t leave a lot of time for posting here. Hence, one of my goals for the new year: post at least once a month.

I’m grateful to all of you who stuck with me even in the leaner times and look forward to reacquainting myself with you. Bright blessings to you today! xo


The Greatest Gift……

The holidays are supposed to be joyful, time spent with family and friends, those who mean the most to us. For some, like me, it’s one of the few times everyone is all together, with children and grandchildren living far from their place of birth. It’s a more mobile world, these days.

So much to do, so little time to do it all. It’s easy to become stressed out and anxious, searching for those elusive, perfect, meaningful gifts. Instead of battling crowds of crazed shoppers, consider giving the gift of your time–the most personal, valuable commodity of all. Cook a meal. Make cookie baking a family affair. Watch the little ones so their parents can have an evening out. The memories you make will last long after the decorations have been packed away, the wrapping paper and ribbons have been disposed of, and the family cat has taken over the empty boxes.

This holiday season, I wish you joy, love, peace….and abundant blessings. ❤ xo