“Suddenly December… the magic begins.” ~ Unknown
Good morning, beautiful souls. And, a Happy December to you! December is truly a magical time, isn’t it? Perhaps, if the magic, beauty, and kindness which accompanies the month remained throughout the year, it wouldn’t be so greatly appreciated. However, I think you would agree, it would be marvelous to give it a try.
My grandmother, Belle Fears of Collins, Mississippi, was a wonderful woman. She made every attempt to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in her heart all year. At the end of each Christmas season, when she was putting away her decorations, she would always select one small ornament to hang in her kitchen window. She said, “When I feel agitated or ‘out of sorts,’ I will look at the ornament and it will return Christmas to my heart.” I began her practice many years ago. I wish I could tell you it has always worked for me, I can’t. But, I can tell you it returns the precious memory of my grandmother and times shared in her wonderful kitchen. And that, in itself, is magic.
“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” ~ J.B. Priestley
Dear friends, I hope this post will begin your December with a bit of magic. Enjoy this glorious time of year and every drop of beauty it brings. But as we go about this busy month, let us keep in mind, “ …when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans ~ and all that lives and moves upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused ~ and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.” ~
Wishing you and yours a beautiful day!
Notes: Sigrid Undset was a Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928.
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