I woke up in the middle of the night to a soothing sound; the sound of torrent waters; the sound of an ancient creek rushing through our very back yard, over my ears behind our bedroom window...
In and out of sleep I heard the sound, until all of a sudden the stanza of the music changed, and I heard the mystical sound of fairy bells... soothing; in sporadic beats...
Until finally I realized that what I was hearing was just the sound of rain...
Water running down the roof, and down the gutters and onto the cobble stones in the old rose garden...
How wonderful the sound of rain at night, how relaxing and comforting it was—and it felt, and I went back to sleep without a care in the world....
I'm all done wrapping up presents and they're now under the Christmas tree awaiting their own share of joy through hasty hands and hearts aglow with thanksgivings and love and comradeship.
And me too—my heart is aglow with gratitude, and humbleness and a profound admiration to the God-man Creator and Sustainer of everything who once many enchanted moons ago left His heavenly home to share His life with me down on this earth... are your hearts beaming with thankfulness too?
I made a whole turkey for our Thanksgivings Day dinner, but for our Christmas get-together dinner I've decided we should have a turkey breast instead... I don't like all that yucky-bones-mess of the leftovers, and usually end up throwing away whatever is left of the turkey and feeling bad about it. A turkey breast is tastier, easier to cut, and the presentation is always pretty cut in slices with its gravy sauce... plus less of a mess. I like that. What are you making for your Christmas dinner this year?
All I want for Christmas this year is a
book; the "Pretty Pastel Style: Decorating Interiors With Pastel Shades",
or her "Home-Spun Style" book.
I own a couple of her books and can never seem to get tired of
them—particularly the Bazaar Style and Romantic Style. Ohhhhh and I so want a kitty too! The other day my husband and I went to check
on a house that's up for sale over the hills and there I found the sweetest
little black kitty on the premises of the house. He followed me everywhere I
went and walked between my legs and directly next to me just like a doggy pet would
do... I so wanted to adopt him. I truly
believed he was left behind by the owners of the house, but my
husband said that it probably belonged to the next door neighbors and insisted
that I should drop the idea immediately... haha! Have you ever stolen a cat? I'd had never done that, of course. But what if he was truly abandoned? Selina Lake
May you all be filled with the purest of light
and love and peace during this Christmas season.
And remember, "he who has not Christmas in his heart
will never find it under a tree".
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!