Jingle Bell Rock

~ ding dong the grinch is calling my investments are falling the losses cut like a knife tainting my emotional life triggering old stories full of pain, not glories will I ever learn to thrive or shall I quit this jive sleigh bells are ringing children keep singing Christmas spirit is here if only I…

christmas miracle

Christmas Miracle

Christmas Miracle ~ a rare winter snow sparks childhood glee and magic shared heart to heart ~ ~ We haven’t had any snow in about 5 years, except for a couple of dustings that lasted mere hours. Even this miracle event was only about 2″ of snow, but it brought so much joy to those…

Christmas

Holiday Hygge

Holiday Hygge ~ My post was inspired by Kristine’s musings on coffee and hygge. Hygge is a Danish word for coziness or simple comforts that bring feelings of wellness and contentment. It means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying life with good people. Hygge reminds us of the importance of simple comforts in our lives,…

beauty, soul, communion

Soulful Sunday 104- Beauty

Soulful Sunday 104 Love is the beauty of the soul. ~ Saint Agustine This week Soulful Sunday explores the connection of beauty to our soul. May poets and spiritualists believe, as I do, that beauty reflects the true nature of our soul. I also believe that external beauty feeds our soul and is essential to…

Christmas, merriment

Christmas Chaos

Christmas Chaos ~ Twas the night before Christmas and chaos filled the house Elves were¬†chasing Santa’s mouse Mrs. Claus was posing with a potted Dancer Vixen was determined to ride Prancer cups were flowing with spiked nog creating a bit of a toy backlog yuletide traditions were put aside preparing for a naughty sleigh ride…

snow, grace

Awesome Stories 349- Christmas Edition

This week Awesome Stories brings you music and stories to inspire you for the holidays. For me, stories and music are the core of what it means to be human. We express our ideas, lessons, and values with our stories. And we express our feelings and share our stories energetically with music. They both have…

Photo Brad, Christmas 1959

Awesome Stories 299 – Christmas Music

This week Awesome Stories brings you a celebration of Christmas music, including the classics, new favorites, and the many benefits of music. The Benefits of Music Music has always served to sooth my soul. Listening to music, I can boost my mood, revisit wonderful memories or revel in joyful feelings. Thankfully, no ghosts of Christmas…

snowflake photography, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 298 – A Season of Giving

This week Awesome Stories celebrates the joys of giving with music, snowflakes, secret gifts and sacred space. Snowflake Dreams Photographer Alexey Kljatov has a passion for photographing and sharing the beauty of snowflakes. Like Alexey, I’m in awe of snowflakes and their unique formations and passing beauty. Thankfully, Alexey has perfected his technique and shares…

Christmas, peace, poetry

Moonlight Christmas Wishes

Moonlight Christmas Wishes The moon’s silvery light plays quietly in the night painting a sacred dressing full of yuletide blessings a wish upon the north star for children near and far a safe and cozy home with space to roam a fire in the hearth and peace on earth ~ My Christmas wish is that…

Christmas memories

Awesome Stories 253- Christmas edition

This week Awesome Stories brings you Christmas stories of family fun, peace, giving and friendship from around the world. Heart-Warming Christmas Stories Here is a touching collection of stories from BuzzFeed. They remind me of the power of giving and how much little gestures can mean to someone. One of my best memories is caroling…