December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

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It’s after dinner and I’m sitting at my desk, with only the candles lit… We didn’t put any Christmas decorations up this year. We have a few totes in the garage, full of ornaments and holiday nicknacks and neither of us felt like putting them them up or buying a tree at the Christmas Tree Farm, not too far away.

I felt kind of uneasy about that for some time but my son was fine with it. He is so easy going and finds his way to be happy no matter what’s happening around him… But since this is the Christmas Eve, a different evening than any other during the year, I wanted to do something, to make it look more festive.

So I lit the candles all over the house and that looks good and makes our home smell nice. All the candles remind me of my childhood, when we still lit the real candles on the real spruce tree (like on the picture above). It makes me smile and gives me that the-night-before-Christmas good feeling.

I took a few pictures around the house that now looks like this (see images below). They were all taken with my cell phone, no flash and that’s why they look dark.

Christmas Eve 2010

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Christmas Eve 2010

Well, I’ve been trying to arrange my photos into a Christmas tree and it just wouldn’t work the way I want it to. Therefore, I’m wrapping up my Christmas Eve post with my heartfelt wishes for you, no matter where you are and who you’re spending this magical time with. If you’re all by yourself, without company, like I am at the moment, I hope you can find something cheerful to think about and still feel good, be happy.

After I thought about that, the following quote by G.K. Chesterton seems very appropriate:

“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”

Some things never change and one of them is that I’m sending you my best wishes, for Christmas and always!

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Daria is a SunFlower by nature, on a mission to shine the light of beauty and happiness on this world in the same way that the Sun spreads its warmth.

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