Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

AT LAST, CHRISTMAS!!

Last week, I think I wrote on Facebook (one never knows) that “Now that Christmas is over, I’m ready for it!”

I wrote the following reflection on the 23rd of December (from I PRAY ANYWAY)

I have undone holiday tasks
Like a Santa bag of burden
I like to give, love to give
But the clock ticks
I am full of love not given on time
Cards not sent, words not spoken
Hurrying to give, give, give—
Whoa Nelly
Stop and receive
Pause for gratitude—
There
Time opens up
Now, continue
Stay expanded

Nice message. But low on the list I was checking twice.
So last night Christmas came to me
A blown set of lights on the tree was driving me nuts.
So I turned the darn tree around.
Getting close I smelled the pine and hugged the tree to turn it.
I knew what I had to do.
I turned off all the lights, put down all the books, and sat.
David in bed. Quiet house. 
Contentment bloomed. (That IS what it felt like)
I went up to bed at 3 am.
Had my Christmas.

You may get a Valentine’s Day card from me. That’s my fall back plan.
GOOD YEAR TO YOU ALL.

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