Sunday, November 29, 2009

Little Things

"Think of small rituals of Christmas -
signatures of love -
little touches of interaction that are unique to the season."
~Thomas Kincaid

"When there is room in the heart,
there is room in the house."
~Danish proverb

Little romantic displays of tea and cookies make me happy. Christmas happy.

Jenny and Samantha came over this afternoon. Jenny loves her baby. JOY! Tomorrow Scott has the day off so he can cuddle his darling girl!
I have three weeks of school until my Christmas break. I am trying to think of ways to make the season festive for the students. Charles Dickens? The THEME (remember from A Christmas Story?) Jingle Bell Rock dance contests? Winter haiku? Got any ideas?
I'm getting ready to holler at Bill. I want him to come downstairs and light an Advent candle with me. I'm going to read him Mary's prayer first. After that we'll pray together and then I've decided to read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever aloud - you know, an installment per night - to him because I think he needs a bed time story. Tomorrow, bye-bye November! Hello December in all your loveliness! Welcome! Welcome!
I wish YOU, dear reader, a couple rosy-cheeked walks, long deep sniffs of peppermint and greenery, 20 some quiet, peaceful sleeps before Christmas, joy and love popping out of red envelopes, many cups of Christmas tea and a few successful cookie baking endeavors, warm hands to hold, and the gentle tinkle of bells. The season holds such simple beauty and I think it's found in the little things, so I wish you little things.


Aisling said...

I agree with you: joy is found in little things! I wish you a month over flowing with simple joys. Thanks for giving me something so positive and bright to read this morning.

åslaug abigail said...

Oh, wow, I love this post.

All the little things of Christmas.

And then that little thing that seemed so small and insignificant, but really was the BIG thing, not just of Christmas season, but in history of the world; the tiny newborn babe in a crib who turned out to be the precious gift of everlasting life and internal peace to all who receive Him =) =) =)

Thanks for sweet comments on my blog all the time. I feel so loved.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord, for PomPom and her loving ways!!!


scrappy quilter said...

Your posts always brighten my day. I love the little things too. Hugs..

MamaF said...

You're such a lovely person. Such a refreshing post, joyful and peaceful. Thank you so much for sharing your sweet thoughts once again !

And about small things ...

“We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.”

I love this Mother Therese quote ..

Have a wonderful week dear one !


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! SamanthaRose is BEAUTIFUL!! I love her name! I know you are sooooo happy and proud! I've been away for a week without any access to computer. I'll be back to catch up and share my Thanksgiving news....Sue

libbyquilter said...

i envy you and that beautiful new grandbaby~!~what a treasure family is and it's good to see that you appreciate and enjoy yours~!!~
i'm all about the romantic Christmas display . . . here's to more tea and candlelight on a quiet snowy night~!~


Kerri said...

Love the picture of your precious girls x


Lovely, lovely christmas piccies


Sweet babe ...

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Advent blessings, Pom Pom!


p.s. Finally mailed that book!