Greatest Gift of All: #Story


Ornament Photo © 2013 by Pat Ruppel

Ah, it’s December and officially the time when we turn our attention to giving and the holy magic of love. Once again, in the spirit of Christmas, I’m honored to be Susan’s guest over at “Finding Our Way Now” with my final contribution of this month’s story.

I hope it will warm your heart and tickle your soul as I remembered a childhood gift of long ago and a special Christmas. Enjoy!


Greatest Gift of All

In the U.S., we’re in the heart of the holiday season having just enjoyed the festivities of Thanksgiving. Now, it will soon be Christmas. The hustle and bustle is beginning as families around the world prepare to celebrate their special traditions.

Make no bones about it, somewhere in the middle of it all, no matter the culture, there’s bound to be a gift or two.

That got me thinking about gifts and the ones I’ve received down through the years. As hubby and I were talking about it, I tried to remember the gifts I received and only a couple came to mind from long ago. (read more)


Thank you and I hope you’ll go over to Susan’s site and spread the love.

Pat from the ol’ kitchen table

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12 thoughts on “Greatest Gift of All: #Story

    • Thank you, Susan. I’m glad you enjoyed it and it helped you remember some good times of your own. Childhood is such a magical time and Christmas reminds us of that pure love and innocence. Wishing you a Merry Christmas, too, and hope it’s beautiful this time of year in your new place out in the country. 🙂

  1. Beautiful post Pat. I’ve left a message over on Susan’s site. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend, filled with every blessing, peace and joy 🙂 <3

  2. Pat, I DID view the video of Vietnam & it was wonderful!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!! But I find no way to delete it from my website. However, clicking on it, it says “not available” now!!!! OK for you I hope! Phil

    • Wow, I’m glad you got to see it, Philip, before it was taken down. It was a good video – loved it and sorry to see it was gone.

      I originally thought it was my fault it was deleted because I shared it. But now, I think it was removed from the YouTube owner of the video as I never got any notifications. (Just wanted to clarify.)

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