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