christmas Category

Journal Entry # 99 – Fill Your Heart!

Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity. – Novala Takemoto

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Journal Entry # 98 – It’s in the Heart!

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ―Roy L. Smith *P.S. That’s our tree for Christmas 2018. Can you find my ornament? Where and what is it?

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Journal Entry # 96 – Appreciate the Beauty!

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”      – Aristotle

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Journal Entry # 95 – Tis the Season to be Kind!

Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers. – Kahlil Gibran

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Journal Entry # 94 – Winter Has Come!!

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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Journal Entry # 92 – Become a Child Again!!!

    “We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” ―Laura Ingalls Wilder *Take a look at our Christmas Village from a few years ago. The video was taken with an early smartphone. At the time, I was just fooling around really, but in retrospect, I’m glad […]

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The Elf All About Himself! (something for the kids)

Once upon a time, there was an angry little elf. who didn’t think of anyone, but only himself. He was always so mad, and sometimes a bit sad, that work, work, work, was all he ever had. His friends called him mean, said stop being selfish. “Be like us, and act more elfish.” So, one […]

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New Year’s Heave

Oh hi, remember me? Yeah, I know…it’s been awhile. I had to pretty much force myself to take some time and write, I’ve coined it “force-writing”. I was hoping the Christmas season would bring me more material that I could keep up with, especially how reminiscent I tend to be, but it just wasn’t the […]

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You’re Estranged Animal

I received a text from my father a couple of weeks ago, you may be thinking, yeah…so what? Well, the “what” is the fact that I have not spoken to this man in more than twenty two years, we had a falling out a very long time ago. There’s more to that story but I […]

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It’s Tradition

I had a conversation yesterday with a colleague of mine and we were discussing Christmas traditions and the role they play in making the holidays special. As per Google, “Traditions” are the transmission of customs or beliefs passed down from generation to generation. Like me I’m sure, most of you are familiar with these annual […]

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