Blessings beyond

Room with a view
stillness beyond the thin pane,
candles lit to break the darkness
as night comes calling
to a heart reflecting in peace.
Trips down the lane
as yesterday waits to be remembered
and we paint our world in color of season,
the scent emerges to spark the mood
of yule and cone nestled
between the wrap of yellowed paper,
we pluck one by one
with a gentle smile
and our youth comes rushing back
welcomed with a laugh on air,
decorated walls speak of tradition,
of long lost times and faces
we still see in our minds eye.
Blessings beyond the here and now,
we are gifted with the goodness
of hearth and home
and the abundance of knowing the worth
of love and life
and all that lay in between,
we settle in comfort and with a gentle sigh
dive into the joy of another moment spent
with beauty all around.

Football on the tube and next up, finishing putting ornaments on the tree. Not knowing how the new kitty would be with it, we left it up last night with only lights strung. Today the true test will be had by all. Crossing fingers and hopeful that all will be well till it comes down at the end of the month.

Kit Kat says I’ll behave…..insert evil cat laugh _____ here.

Sweet thoughts 

The weather outside is so delightful

No cocoa to ease a snow so frightful

When the sun is shining down

There will not be a single frown

On the beach for holiday

With hearts so light and gay

Toes in the sand

Drink in the hand

And no snow, and no snow

Still no snow.

The palms are waving lightly

And our cheeks are pink and smiling brightly,

Not a care on the mind

Left it all behind

With the cold

And the snow

And the grey skies that blow,

A home so new for the holidays

With blue shining water and calm flowing waves,

I think we really like it this way

Strolling hand in hand

Pups are running in the sand

And Christmas in Venice a treat to the senses

Happy holidays my friends

Just a fun little post to make you smile.

A Season of Joy

Happy Holidays to all from myself and my friend B over at Getting Through Anxiety. On this first day of winter may this holiday season find you find you surrounded with family and friends and the joy and love that the holidays bring.

The sky turns to white
No trace of blue remains
When asked if it will make an appearance
The sun decides to refrain.
The beginning of snow starts to fall
As the grass is covered in frost
Soon it feels as if warmth
Will be forever lost.
 The joyous sounds of carols
Sung round the Christmas tree
Leaves memories of laughter
That I carry along with me.
 The happy children peeking
At presents down below
Wondering as they shake them
Could it be a new sled for snow?
 I miss the days of long ago
When I was then oh so young
And the excitement for the morning
Waiting for it sleeplessly to come.
 Christmas is the time I love 
And I recall with laughter and tears
Of friends and family together
And the passing of the years.
 Of the merry lights that twinkle
And the cocoa by the jug
Of the crystal snow that falls 
Covering the gloomy ground with love.
 As I sit staring at the lights on the tree
I remember the beauty of this time of year
A time when we try to put our anger and sadness aside
Replacing feelings of unhappiness with cheer.
 Seeing family members
Sharing kind words with friends
Reading cards of greetings
That loved ones often send.
These things bring me happiness
A feeling that can never be taken away
There’s nothing I love more
Than the joy that is Christmas Day.