Good morning to everyone. It has been quite a while since I had been at my post....So much has gone on and so much to deal with. It has been a struggle to get through this season....many reasons behind it. A lot a friends who have been ill...a very close friend lost her battle with cancer. Others are battling the monster at this moment. I seem to have lost the spirit and the energy that goes along with this season. Thanksgiving was dampened with the thoughts of the following day of a wake to attend. But non the less...a lot that I am thankful for.
I recently picked up a wonderful book at a good will store and it is filled with amazing stories of Christmas spirit. It reminded me of what the season stands for...and what I should be celebrating. I have been in such a state lately...I am really missing the holiday that I used to have. How do you capture that when the house is void of your children and grandchildren? When they are too far away to be with on the holiday? Today I read about the love of the season. How to spread that love onto others. Tonight I will visit a walk to Bethlehem and enjoy the concert. I will be there with friends...how wonderful is that? Tomorrow I will go on a candlelight tour of a historical home with my friends in the Red Hats...how exciting! I have finally put up my Christmas tree...and the sparkle of the lights have seemed to brighten my spirits. I have wrapped some special gifts to ship to the grandchildren and as I prepared them, I was filled with joy over the thought of what thrill they might bring! Today I will enjoy my Christmas party with my painting friends...it is sure to be colorful! So why the blahs? Just missing some of the days of old. Missing the people who made it so special for me. Missing the get up and go that sometimes fibromyalgia seems to rob from me. I continue to push myself to get things done...but lately have needed to stop, drop and rest. I guess we all have to remember that time is so relevant in our lives...we need to remember to take the time to remember...take the time to relax...and take the time to enjoy. Sometimes, I feel that I just don't have enough time in my day to do all that I want to do...so I have to start to make the time. Starting today...time is going to be on my side! Hope you do the same.