Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Very Merry Christmas to all of you! Thank you for being part of this amazing journey.
We wish you all Peace, Joy, and Love!
Kathleen, Becky, and Warren
Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby
I took a deep breath, and realized that is what Christmas looks like through the eyes of a child. For all of us grown ups there will be rushing and hurrying, arriving, visiting, and rushing on again. There will be wrapping to unwrap; extensive cleaning, new messes, and cleaning up again. There will be last-minute gift buying just under the wire. There will be preparing, cooking and baking. But this year, while the presents are being unwrapped, I am going to take Bobby’s advice. I am going to stop and listen to the love in the room. I will try to remove my inner Grinch by feeling, embracing and living the Christmas spirit. Because I know Bobby is right. Every room in every house where family and friends are gathered, there is love. But what if everyone we love is not in the room while the presents are being opened, can we still feel their love? For some there may be a separation of miles, and others the separation is bigger, deeper and dimensional. I believe that just may be the greatest love of all, because that is the love that lives in the room of your heart. That is a love that cannot be unconnected or undone. It is undeniable, unchanging and unbreakable. Love that is felt for a lifetime.
From all of us here at Lipstick-Chat, we wish you and your families a blessed and joyous Christmas. May you give yourself the gift of stopping and listening to the love in your room today.