December 4, 2010

Christmas in December

The words are simple, and the meaning speaks volumes...take time to enjoy the beauty of the season. I have always loved the month of December. My Mother use to make "Christmas in December" happen all month long, as if it were magical...and it was...and it still is. The warm scents of cookies and candles, listening to Christmas music, and wrapping presents for family and friends. Then decorating the house and our tree, squealing with delight over our favorite ornaments and saying "oh, I remember this ornament"! Actually, I still do that.

Today I was exiting a shop, and a man held the door open for me. When I smiled and said "thank you" his reply was "Seasons Greetings". Those words resonated within me. I believe Christmas is about love and hope. Let us bestow that on one another this season, as we hurry about with our lists in hand. Let us remember, we are all human beings and we all need love...even from people we don't know. I believe it makes us feel part of a larger world. To extend yourself with simple words such as "good morning" or "thank you" can lift the spirits of someone you don't even know, and needs your smile...more than you know.
Season's Greetings!


  1. What a lovely post!! So very true:)
    Season's greetings to you~

  2. So true how a simple word or two of kindness can make someones day!!

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  3. Lovely post on the sights, sounds and scents of the season. I can almost hear a jangle of sleigh bells as the door was held open for you!. I love to inhale the scent of balsam fir-takes me back through the ages of my life!

  4. Merry Christmas, Kathleen. I'm enjoying this month, too -- busy with decorating. I'm loving listening to Christmas music, too.

  5. What a lovely post, Kathleen. Thank you.
    Season's greetings to you!

  6. Good tidings of cheer, all year long. My Father always told me that Christmas is not just one day a year. May the spirit and wonder of the holidays fill your heart and your home....and where ever you go!

  7. I just love how EVERYONE seems so cheery during the holidays...even with the stresses of shopping and parties. Season's Greetings to YOU!!!

  8. I like the way your mom thinks!!

    There are so many folks out there who have such a hard time over the holidays, I am reminded of my first one without my mom.... .in these times with so many people suffering financially as well as emotionally it is even more important to extend love to our fellow man.

    Great post Kathleen! Merriest of Christmases to you!

  9. I hope you're enjoying your holiday season.

  10. Kathleen,

    I agree with you wholeheartedly. Your wonderful post reminded me of this saying: “Love wasn't put in your heart to stay. Love isn't love until you give it away.”

    Seasons Greetings to you dear friend.


  11. yes! and season´s greeting to you!

  12. ...." and needs your smile...more than you know"...brought tears to my eyes....this was such a lovely post...

    so happy to visit here with you today my sweet friend...makes me happy..and yes..i think those little candles have a name and i can not think of it..when i do...i will be the meantime..i wonder if you could cruise ebay looking under vintage christmas candles....might be fun. you never know what may be out there...

    sending love to you today, kathleen

    kary and teddy

  13. I am with you my friend- we should give a smile, hello or season greetings because we don't know how much that one person will need it. xo

  14. This is a lovely post. I completely agree with you about Christmas. I wish the feeling of Christmas could last throughout the year....

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

    Rambles with Reese

  15. I love how everyone is so happy and friendly. I love the Christmas spirit.


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