My Grownup List

I’m sharing my favorite Amy Grant song today, partly because my photo prompt from Picture the Holidays is to share my list today. 

There is nothing I need, so I really have no “list”.  How blessed we are to live here, now, and enjoy what is here before us. But there are some “things” I want…and this song sums it up perfectly for me.  

My Grownup Christmas List by Amy Grant.

From the Heart

Recently I have been going through boxes of old cards and letters and thinning them out, getting rid of some, holding on to others. Today I pulled a box down from a shelf and opened it to find a stash of memories from around 1998. Christmas cards, with postage stamps that are marked “32 cents”…remember those?
What touched me was this handmade card from Patsy, a very dear friend in Illinois. Behind this cute little bear are the words “From the Heart”.
We live in such a different world, don’t we? Here you are reading this electronic message
on a blog and we email, text, post on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, and send our communications in such diverse ways. In 1998 I was happy to send an email once in a while, not as a daily, frequent occurrence. And we are all watching as the postal service changes, cuts back, and we wonder about the cost of sending out these cards and letters.
All these advances in technology affect us in both good and bad ways.  I firmly believe that what we all long for, what we may be starving for, are message from the heart. Messages that tell us how you really are doing, tell what you have learned or how you have been blessed.  Sincere, heart felt, full of love. 
I’m so grateful for friends like Patsy who take the time to send us messages like the one pictured here. We had moved into a new home hours away from Illinois and messages from those we love and had worked with really helped us get through a time of change.
How about you? Are you a card and letter keeper like me? Have you found messages that lift your spirits and touch your soul?  
Thanks for stopping by!

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Timeless message

In honoring the love, light, and source that makes it all possible, I captured this candle light today. Then I found this quote from Dr. Martin Luther King that really spoke to me. It may not be a “holiday” message, but it certainly is timeless.

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Twinkle and Sparkle

Part of the beauty of the season is how the lights
reflect, sparkle, and twinkle. This snowflake ornament on my tree
has been twirled, and the image taken with a slow shutter speed. 
That’s just one way to capture the twinkling lights of the holidays.
I’m linking up to Many Muses Musing today.