It was about my family 2 and 4 legs and just being happy to relax and remind each other of exactly what we do have. I did get the most perfect gifts from each of my guys. Norm - the Wizard of OZ. My favorite movie and its not on netflix- I have the VHS but the tape is wearing out LOL - so we watched it today ;))) Our new Christmas day tradition! From Storm - a tibetan singing bowl. The most beautiful I have seen with a buddha on the inside. I am intrigued with them, I cannot walk past one with out tapping it - I LOVE it. It is also something I want to focus more on in the new year, positive energy with some chanting, meditation and always prayer - try to tame my monkey mind. Not an easy task many days.
Christmas eve was spent at my moms for diner and it was wonderful, my mom went all out -
munchies galore, a wonderful turkey diner and tea and cake to end the evening. As well as some very thoughtful gifts. The best gift I feel we all had this year was each other, patience and hope.
Norm and I had an incredibly proud moment when our son took his champagne glass and his dads and passed - other than a sip to toast. They both had to drive home. How wonderful is that? We have a 19 year old that get's it, we were saying we wish we thought like that when we were his age. It has been a stress free wonderful Christmas. Daisy - a wonderful addition, looking simply perfect in her new collar from her boy. Scruffy got a Christmas bath and trim and Tequila was allowed to give us all STINKY, old (16 year old) dog breath kisses. I had a draw on FB for a Christmas cartoon and was thrilled with the number of people that shared. It was my gift - I know everyone can't afford one of my drawings - lol - I could not afford one of my drawings! *They are very affordable BTW for an original ! ;-)) The girl that one- I know is a big fan so I figure it was meant to be. 3 different people chose the final winner - I was expecting someone from 1/2 around the world - but here it was someone from Scarborough! The Lord works in mysterious ways.
What does any of this have to do with Jesus. Before the holiday season I thought much about Forgiveness, Giving of our talent, Patience, Material objects and what exactly is most important to me in this world. Being close to the end of 2011 I thought about how difficult this past year has been, loss of friends and family, our ongoing battles and struggles, and the problems I have had with my own health. I really knew what I wanted for Christmas.
Peace of MIND. I already have everything I need. A home, food, health (taken back a bit - lol, but so much better off than so many) and the love of my guys - the love of everyone else is gravy ;-) much appreciated of course. It is Jesus that has taught me all of this. I know some people do not agree and shake their heads and that is part of the problem .. can't you just love me for who I am? For who I am today. Me? I'm not asking anyone to 'think, believe or behave the same... we all must and will come to our own conclusions but this is where I am at. It is what is getting me by. It was a wonderful Christmas... Something to celebrate! xox <><