Beautiful Flowers, Sparkling Trees, lots of packages with ribbon and brightly colored paper. Is this your Christmas? I am sure it is the sharing, the hugs, tears and love that goes with this season that is really foremost when all the craziness is done. Oh, did I forget the food?
I watch the weather report with everyone traveling to each others home, some in the snow, some tucked warmly in front of the fireplace. Some people are going to sit in airports. If you are there I hope you make a party out of it, and find some wonderful new friends.
Ralph and I will be at home, and then go to Fresno for afternoon buffet with a friend that does not have family close by. Our usual is to go to the Casino, for their wonderful buffet, but due to a tribal difference of opinion they are closed. I am saddened for all the people that lost their jobs in this "transition", yes, I am saying it nicely.
We have many blessings all year, but tend to focus on them at this time. I put spouse, family and friends at the top of the list, pets, home, and this is not in any order. You can make up your own list.
We are all human, and probably no matter where you live or what you do, the lists would be mostly the same.. for some Food and a warm bed top the list along with Peace.
Peace for all man kind would be a wonderful gift for the world. But sadly our World is not made up that way, and so we must find Peace closer to home, with in ourselves.
There are many ways to find Peace. It involves so very much, and yet so simple.
May the Christmas Season bring you Joy, Love and the Peace that you seek.