Sunday, November 25, 2012

This Christmas...

It is snowing outside this morning.  It is still very early and everything is quiet and serene. The Christmas tree is twinkling in my family room, and two pups and one cat rest near it sleeping peacefully. The first coffee of the morning is brewing in the pot, and, for the moment, everything seems right with the world.  It feels unhurried to me; the way that the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are meant to feel.  Peaceful...tranquil...and full of happy promise.  I want to capture this moment and hold on to it throughout the season. I want to make this year a special one, that I will always cherish and remember.
I don't want to let this feeling slip away as I shop for all my presents.  I want to savor the moments spent finding just the right gifts, as well as the time I spend wrapping each one of them up, in lots of Christmas love and ribbons.  I want to remember to really be present as I attend mass on each Sunday, and to let the peacefulness of the ritual wash over me and then remain with me the whole week through.  I want to know that I was mindful of the things that really mattered...and that I didn't waste a minute of the gift that is this sacred season.
Blessings ~ Amycita~   

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    1. what a kind thing to say...thank you.

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  2. This made me miss home already!
    Your baby,
    Liv

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  3. May all your wishes come true Amy . You are one of the most amazing people I know. To have a heart this big with what goes on in your life is certainly a lesson to all . Enjoy every single minute, laugh alot and stay in the now xoxo

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