Friday, December 23, 2016

In the Midst of it All . . .

remember to pace yourself

we all have our limits

Christmas Reflections
It’s sharing your gifts, not purchasing gifts;
It’s not wrapping presents, its being present
and wrapping your arms around the ones you love;
It’s not getting Christmas cards out on time,
It’s sending any card, anytime, at the right time;

Message of the Christmas Tree: Life Is "Ever Green"St. John Paul II

The message of the Christmas tree, is that life is "ever green" if one gives: not so much material things, but of oneself: in friendship and sincere affection, and fraternal help and forgiveness, in shared time and reciprocal listening.

Joy is the True Gift of Christmas
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

     "Joy is the true gift of Christmas, not the expensive gifts that call for time and money. We can communicate this joy simply: with a smile, a kind gesture, a little help, forgiveness. And the joy we give will certainly come back to us.…Let us pray that this presence of the liberating joy of God shines forth in our lives."

Image may contain: 2 people, people standing, christmas tree and indoor  
(two out of seven of the 'Merry' in my Christmas) 
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. 
Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure.

Wishing everyone 
moments of Reflection
the Beauty of 'Evergreen'
Merry Christmas



  1. thank you for a very special Christmas card from your heart. the sleeping girl is just precious and so sweet.. and I agree with all of the quotes. Merry Christmas and enjoy your special family

    1. During a recent visit, in the midst of the afternoon we looked over and there she was.

  2. a great Christmas post...hoping your Christmas is blessed..

  3. ...and remembering the important things!

  4. I know how that young lady feels! Thankfully I made it to the end of my work year - but only just!!

    Hope you have a great Christmas - Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  5. I love the first photo :) So sweet!

  6. What a precious post. Your little merries are adorable. Thanks for sharing and HOPE you have the merriest of Christmases.

  7. That's some great advice! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  8. That first photo is so cute! And what great messages in this post! Thank you so much for linking! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


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