December 6, 2009
* I've got my tree up
I don't know what Christmas means to me in the here and now. Certainly not the same as it used to. Life takes its' toll, and I have to adjust my thinking. I guess the meaning of Christmas for me will evolve over time - beginning this year. The season is still about celebrating my faith, reviewing and renewing my beliefs. It's still about friends. It's still about gratefulness and counting my blessings. My new challenge is being in the here and now - not allowing myself to drift into the past. That is painful and I'm exhausted from the pain.
I have done some Christmas shopping. I am planning the Christmas Breakfast table .... thank goodness I found my white linen table cloth! It's my basis for everything. I'll take a photo of the table setting and share it with you. I'm looking forward to creating a gorgeous table. Oh, and I did purchase some lovely Christmas music. Guess what it is???? It surprised me. Elvis Presley! It's a great album and I get a kick out of it. Brings back so many memories. The other one is "Celtic Woman". Did you see their concert on PBS the other evening? It was AWESOME. Filmed at Powerscourt House and Gardens, County Wicklow, Ireland. I pretended I was there. The energy was palpable.
What is everyone out there in blog land doing for Christmas? Anything really off the wall? I'd love to hear about it. Leave me some comments. It's always delicious to receive comments!
"What is Christmas? It is tenderness and respect for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace."
~ Agnes M. Pahro
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