The other day my son Tom and I were discussing Christmas plans and he told me that he and his brother (my youngest son Matt) wanted to host the family Christmas gathering at our house, and that they wanted to do the menu planning and most of the cooking. If you could have seen me,… Continue reading 1000 times Yes!
I would really like to be more relaxed and enjoy this holiday season in a new way. Lately I've been thinking about looking at life with a "twinkle in my eye"....taking every opportunity to smile (at both myself and my quirky family!) Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. Cary Grant
I woke up at 1 a.m. feeling somewhat tense, and decided to read a little from a book by Neville Goddard, that I have at my bedside. I opened to a random page and read, "What you are inwardly saying and doing is far more important than what you outwardly know or express. ...most of… Continue reading Getting REAL
How are we doing?!
I am very glad that I wrote a post, several days ago, about staying calm, peaceful, and enjoying holiday preparations, because it has given Jack the opportunity to say (multiple times), "Remember, you talked about doing this year differently Mary, and having a good time instead of getting stressed out." I was headed upstairs to… Continue reading How are we doing?!
I like to treat myself at this time of year. One thing that I particularly like is Ben & Jerry's ice cream, so I bought a pint of Cherry Garcia the other day, ate a bowl full (picked the chocolate and cherries out of the rest of the container) and then gave it to Luke.… Continue reading Surprise
The Season of Love
A friend sent me a wonderful commentary on the holiday season the other day, which basically said, I don't care what religion you are, or I am, if you extend to me a holiday greeting, I will wish you one back; that expressing love is the important thing, not what we call ourselves. I could… Continue reading The Season of Love
a new way
My siblings and our families gather once a year at my house for a Christmas Eve party. I love the holiday season and almost everything about it; buying and wrapping presents, the music, lights, the feeling of good-will in the air, decorations, the excuse to eat rich food, even the snow (for a few weeks!).… Continue reading a new way