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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Let Christmas Unfold as it Does

It hasn’t been the pre-Christmas season I’d imagined.
I’ve been ill with a cold which morphed into sinusitis, complicated by adverse reactions to another procedure’s prerequisite meds. But, it will end. I’ll get better. I’ll live.
I’ve done no baking this year as I didn’t think anyone would want my green-gold seasonally coloured snot anywhere near their food. Prior to getting sick, I had made my own Christmas cards and written all the inside notes. I added quotes to the cards and discovered some which spoke to my own feeling-sorry-for-myself state of mind.
“Don’t spoil Christmas by anticipating how it will be.
Let it unfold as it does,
and be grateful for whatever comes.”    Tori Sorenson

So I am grateful for:
lots of rest
outside Christmas decorations done in early November
the invention of tissues
a tree finally decorated
daughters who helped with shopping
Gary’s care
reduced expectations

I look forward to feeling well again soon and being able to smell the fragrance of the fir tree, warmed by the fireplace.  And, I remind myself of the words of Dr. Seuss. “Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.”

I’ll be grateful for whatever Christmas offers this year.


Gwen Buchanan said...

Wishing you back to good health very soon, Carol. I don't do very much Christmas cooking anymore myself. I don't even worry about putting up a tree. I just prune a few evergreen branches that need trimming and add a bow and that's festive enough for us. I'd rather have a nice meal together with family. Take care!

Jane Tims said...

Hi Carol. That cold has been going around. I'm sorry but actually you sound like you have the Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas! Jane

Carol Steel said...

Thanks, Gwen. You always offer great wisdom.

Fireblossom said...

Merry Christmas, and feel better!