I can’t believe Christmas is almost here. It seems just yesterday we were celebrating Halloween. I love this time of year when there’s magic in the air. I feel the innocence of childhood looking back at me from the beginning to now, like two bookends.
It’s true what they say about growing old and that we become young at heart. We even take on a familiar semblance of our baby self with no teeth or hair. Haha ― no, I’m not there, yet, though my heart feels young.
Fun comes out and we get to play with the grandkids, see their eyes sparkle and revel in their joyful laughter. We take part in the hustle and bustle, singing carols, sending and receiving Christmas cards and worshipping in our different faiths.
But, oh! The magic of Toyland ― do you remember? As the song goes, “Once you pass its borders, you can never return again”.
It will be a quiet Christmas for us this year ― a precious time to reflect and give thanks for each other and for the blessings we have. There will be so many of you around the world celebrating your own traditions like this one in Louisiana with Papa Noel on the bayou and a Cajun Christmas.
So, as the day gets closer, on the holiest of nights, I wish for all my readers who are Christian a Merry Christmas; and for those of other faiths, or none, I wish you a joyful and peaceful holiday full of good health, love and happiness. It’s a time of giving — a time of hope and good will.
God Bless You! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Pat from the ol’ kitchen table
Thank you, Carl. I’m happy you enjoyed it. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.
Merry Christmas to you and Jim.
Keep your blogs coming.
Hi Bob — I love seeing you over here. Thank You and I’ll pass it along to Jim! I’m happy you enjoy these stories and hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and God bless. 🙂
Merry Christmas Pat, I hope it’s peaceful and fun 🙂
Thank you, Andrea, and wishing the same for you and yours. Hope you have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. 🙂
I have had a bloody great Christmas, I am a bit drunk at the moment but so drunk I can’t type
Haha — I’m glad to hear you had a bloody great Christmas, Joanne, and you’re feeling good. Here’s a toast to more happy Christmases and a bloody good New Year, my friend. God bless. 🙂
Hi Pat, I hope you and your husband enjoyed your Christmas Holiday. Best wishes for the upcoming new year!
We did. Thank you, Susan, and I hope the same for you and yours. The New Year will be here soon and I hope it will be the best ever for you. Take care and see you in 2015. 🙂
Merry Christmas Pat and Jim – have a safe and Happy New Year with continued blessings. Bev
Thank you, Bev, and I hope the same for you and yours — a Merry Christmas and Happy and safe New Year with continued blessings. God bless and hugs.