Monday, November 22, 2010

PEACEFUL CONTENTMENT

Staring out my window, the snowflakes fall softly and gracefully to the ground.  A mere whisper from mother nature as she delicately adorns us with her beauty.  The Church across the street stands silent with only the stain glass windows providing a symphony to the eyes against the white back drop of silence.  I hear a wild rendition of the Carol of the Bells on the radio and I am starting to feel melancholy. 

Christmas is coming.  And with it, the joys of tradition.

For me, it is about moments of giving to those whom I adore and love.  It is sitting on my brother’s couch after a wonderful meal with one of my beautiful nieces sitting down beside me whilst I idly twist her hair between my fingers into soft curls, listening to the sounds of laughter coming from my gracious sister in law, the fire hissing and crackling it’s song of winter, soft knowing smiles from my better half, gazing at the twinkly eyes of my mother and laughing at the wit of my humorous brother.  Competition and teasing combine together to create moments of pure happiness during games of cards.  Shouts of “you cheated” to indignant looks of “never” followed by small cheeky smiles, all happily bring back memories of my childhood.  The music is classically Christmas and pulls at the heart strings.  I am full from not just my dinner but from the crazy dynamics of my family that ultimately leaves me smiling.

It’s about the time together.  The fleeting moments of love surrounded by the warmth of all the wonderment of the season.  The memories of today to be etched in my forever book neatly filed within my mind. 

It is a peaceful contentment.

And as I share my memories with you today, I had this thought and I wondered if any of you would be interested.  I was thinking how wonderful it would be to share a tradition or a memory that makes this time of year so special for you.  If you are interested, I would love to feature your memories here every Monday from now till Christmas.  All you have to do is email me at freds.mommy@gmail.com.

Until Next Time.
Smooches Pooches

18 comments:

  1. Hi there my friend, YOU are the only one so far who has the right answer, your words are wonderfully said and as true as can be!! Made me smile.
    Now I'm off to read your todays post...
    Have a happy Monday! xxxx

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  2. I love this idea! I will definitely take part.

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  3. You described it so beautifully, I was there. "A mere whisper from mother nature as she delicately adorns us with her beauty." I love this line. You have me thinking of christmas past and I would love to take part.

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  4. Family and friends...that's what it's all about!

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  5. I knew you liked the holidays. :-)

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  6. That's a great idea. Christmas and I don't have the greatest relationship but I might be able to come up with a good memory. I will have to think on it.

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  7. thank you for sharing! that was very sweet.

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  8. You write so well..and the photo so appropriate:)
    Sweet idea..sweetie.

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  9. Count me in. btw, I did send you my address via email, I'll send it again with my Christmas story. Boy, it must snow a lot in Canada...

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  10. Loved this! As I find myself single, with 2 teens, (not really complaining) I'm so looking forward to a few new traditions, with just the 3 of us. The grass is greener for me today :)

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  11. You know how to make us all feel special. Your words are comforting and I'm so glad your my friend.
    xoxoxo

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  12. sweet and beautiful post ....food and family are what I love best about the holidays I wish they would stop the gifts BS.....

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  13. Oh how lovely! You put that beautifully my friend! It definitely brought a lot of memories to mind for me. You're so right. It really is about the people you love and sharing special moments with them, that truly makes Christmas wonderful.

    I'd love to participate! I'll be sending you an email in the coming weeks for sure! Speaking of which... I received my gorgeous sachet last night! It is even more beautiful in person than in the pictures! And the scent is just heavenly! Thanks again, sweetie. I have just the right spot for it too!

    Warmest of hugs,
    Martha

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  14. Confession: I love Christmas too! Well.. a LOT of things about Christmas. The good news is, I'm not getting any funny messages from Google this time around. Maybe it was a false alarm?

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  15. I love snow and I love this time of year! I love fires in the fireplace! How can that seem to just make everything alright...

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  16. I am really going to have to put my game face on for Christmas this year. It will be my first Christmas AWAY from my children/grand children. YES I will be with Mr. Gorgeous and my family in Canada.....but I will be longing somewhat for my kids.
    It will be a hard Christmas without Matt. But he would want us all to be happy, so I'll TRY.

    Christmas is BEST for it's traditions and memories. Your setting of Christmas sounded very cozy indeed.

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  17. OH, and p.s. thanks for your kind words and encourgament for me and my family.

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