Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas



I posted this photo last Christmas, but since I am such a sentimental fool, and Jake and Princess are no longer with us, I thought, why not, they still deserve their blog time, even if it is just in a photo.

I have contemplated on what to write about for weeks, and have had many instances where I would tell myself "I have to remember to write about this", but, the correct words just are not there.

Christmas time is such an emotional time for me, and most likely for many reading this blog. I hope many find the true spirit of Christmas, within your hearts. Christmas is about generosity, but not so much of giving of material things, but giving of your time. Please find the time to spend with family, friends, and those near and dear to you. We often get caught up in our own hectic lives, and tend to forget or take the time to be with those we care most about.

We don't know what tomorrow will bring, we don't know if this will be our last Christmas with family and friends. Don't wait until it is too late. Pick up the phone and call that special friend or family member, and let them know you were thinking of them today.

Try to see the goodness in others, even in a perfect stranger. Lend out a helping hand this holiday season. Find forgiveness, offer a warm embrace, a gentle smile, and a little of your time.

Merry Christmas!



20 comments:

manker said...

merry merry from the menagerie :)

blessings
gp

Black Dog's Photographer said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thanks for the picture. It's worth sharing many times. ;)

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

What a great Christmas message, T! I love seeing Jake and Princess, that's such an awesome photo!

We wish you and yours a holiday season filled with love and laughter. I hope the new year brings good health and that all your dreams come true!

Stacy L. said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Rae said...

You couldn't have picked a better photo to post. All of my Christmas memories include dogs I have had over the years. It wouldn't be the same without them. Merry Christmas!

Dog_geek said...

It is a beautiful photo! Merry Christmas to you and your family, furry and otherwise!

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Wishing you a peaceful ending to this year and a sweet beginning to the next☺ Although you may not blog daily I know that you are always there believing as I do - that animals are not 'things' but precious beings given to us as gifts to travel with us through this life.

jay said...

True and heartfelt words! Jake and Princess will always have a place in your heart, so why not on your blog?

Merry Christmas!

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful post and love that photo! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!

♥Caroline♥ said...

Amen, beautifully said!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Jane said...

A wonderfully written post! Have a Merry Christmas!

Jane

troutbirder said...

Thats is such a neat Christmas tree photo. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Troutbirder

Phyllis said...

As soon as I saw the picture, I was covered in goose bumps. So emotional.

Thanks for the sweet post - my sentiments exactly. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Jan said...

Nice to see a new post from you. And I loved the photo. Our animals are such a part of our lives. I am cat sitting this week for my friend's three cats plus taking care of my four cats. And taking care of my husband. Not exactly relaxing holiday weekend but I'm only happy when I am busy. Keep in touch.

heatherbelle said...

Lovely sentiments...
I hope your Christmas was a wonderful one..

DayPhoto said...

I love the photo! And your post if very well said. I hope you had a lovely day.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

schererart said...

One word-Beautiful!

Betty said...

I love this photo...you can put it up every Christmas and I'll still like it! Hope your holidays are wonderful!

Anya said...

Have a very happy New Year
and a wonderful and happy 2010 :-)

(@^.^@)

Lisa said...

Beautiful Post T ~ Love the picture...I hope all is well for you and your family this year.

I want to wish you a happy New Year

Much Love,