Tuesday, December 26, 2017
On the Twelfth Day of a Feminine Christmas
I just couldn't pass up this sweet little miss to represent my twelfth Christmas post to you. Her image depicts a lovely Christmas purity. Clearly the illustration is idealized but one simply cannot help but be swept away by the charming dearness of her.
Occasionally, we come across someone in our lives who also seems to have an honest pureness of spirit as represented in this image. And I'm not talking about children, who are naturally innocent and faultless. I'm talking about adults. Maybe it's a special friend or perhaps someone just on the periphery of your life that you admire from afar. They embody a beautiful year-round Christmas spirit of the heart. Usually, these are the people who have no agenda of their own, other than the desire to help. And they also seem to come up with solutions quite often too. Generosity of spirit and problem-solving seem to go hand in hand.
For my new year, I have been thinking about how to keep Christmas all year long and all I can come up with is to just be open and more generous. As luck would have it, I was able to begin immediately when my mother needed me today.
Mom doesn't ask for much but sometimes she needs somebody to hold her hand while she traverses through 21st century loopholes. I'm so glad I was free today to help interpret for her, a world she doesn't quite understand anymore. And it was just one day after Christmas...
Thank you for your readership this year and for your comments. Thank you to my friend Judy for providing the image above.