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.


  1. Thankyou for your posts! Wishing you a very happy New Year.

  2. Happy New Year to you, Donna. Thank you for the beautiful and thought provoking posts. I look forward to more in 2018. Lisa

  3. A lovely thought and the crowning thought for a dozen heartfelt posts about how women uniquely celebrate the Day of Days! Blessings!!

  4. What a great post...and inspiration for the New Year. Blessings to you and your family...and your mother! www.ournewvista.com

  5. Hello Donna. I discovered your lovely blog via Margaret's blog. I look forward to reading more of your beautiful posts. Wishing you all the best for the New Year, Pat

  6. I've been blessed to know a generous handful of people like you describe, many of them gone on to their heavenly home.

    These Christmas posts have been a gentle pleasure in my day,

  7. BLESS YOU and your MOTHER!I lost my Mother in November.............XX