What a glorious weekend! My boys came home for Thanksgiving for which I am so very grateful. I miss them so as they now live in another state and so far from a mother's embrace. However, reunions are so sweet and there is Christmas to look forward to when they will again make the journey to return home.
They joined me for the holiday openhouse at the antique store where I showcase my jewelry and other mixed media creations....what fun! A perfect way to welcome the approaching Christmas holiday season. I am sharing a photo of one of the charm bracelets I had on display.
I have recently returned to reading "Simple Abundance" and would like to share this with you.
"I open the door. The gorgeous guest from afar sweeps in. In her hands are her gifts...the gifts of hours and far-seeing moments, the gifts of mornings and evenings, the gift of spring and summer, the gift of autumn and winter. She must have searched the heavens for boons so rare." Abbie Graham
December's gifts...custom, ceremony, celebration, consecration...come to us wrapped up, not in tissue and ribbons, but in cherished memories. This is the month of miracles. The oil that burns for eight days, the royal son born in a stable, the inexplicable return of Light on the longest, darkest night of the year. Where there is Love, there are always miracles. And where there are miracles, there is great joy. Gratefully we weave the golden thread of the sixth principle of Simple Abundance -- JOY -- into our tapestry of contentment. At last we embrace the miracle of authenticity, changing forever how we view ourselves. Our daily round. Our dreams. Our destinies, Days we once called common, we now call holy.
May your holiday season be filled with JOY!!