"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Another Enjoyable Holiday





Adopting the seniors for my surrogate family has filled a void. Having brothers and sisters my age and older who understand the aches and pains of getting older is a relief.  I don't have to ask someone to help with something; people are watching out for each other and doing things for each other like a loving family. These are some photos from our senior Christmas luncheon.

Merry Christmas to all the dear, loving, sweet, encouraging blog friends and your families. I am blessed to know you and grateful for the wisdom and viewpoints you share with me.

19 comments:

Stinkypaw said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Enjoy it all! All the best xox

Rock Chef said...

These look like a great bunch of people - reminds me of the community that my in-laws used to live in.

Have a great day!

Cinner said...

Hi CiCi, just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you today and sending you a big hug from Canada. I mailed your package about a week ago, so hopefully you get it soon. all the best today, tomorrow and always.

R. J. said...

So many smiles in that group! Friends are the best. They treat us well, and make no demands. All the best to you.

Jeni said...

You are so right about finding ways to fill the void -and what better way than with a great peer group like this! Merry Christmas, CiCi! Hugs to you from me and mine.

DJan said...

Now that looks like MY kind of group! Of course, being a senior myself helps me to see myself in those smiling faces. I'm glad you have found a community that welcomes you like this. I know I cherish my own "family" here in the same way. Merry Christmas to you!

Hilary said...

Merry Christmas to you, dear CiCi and to your family of friends.

CiCi said...

Stinkypaw, thank you, same to you. I hope your holiday is full of laughter and fun and many blessings.

Rock Chef, the folks at the senior center are so amazing. I love each one of them and am grateful to know them.

Hi Cinner, your package arrived last yesterday. Thank you for sharing with me. You have a big heart.

R.J.,these wonderful people have made me part of the community and part of the helping each other system.

Jeni, little things are taken care of when it is needed, everyone pitches in and helps others. Thank you for your lovely good wishes.

DJan,yes, being part of caring people and me being able to help others too is what life is all about.

Hilary, thank you for your holiday wishes. You are such a sweetie.

Anne H said...

JUST came across a book on Angels... and thought of you!!
Glad you are finding some local people! That's what it's all about!
Merry Christmas!!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

As I saw the first picture (of the Christmas tree) I automatically told myself; "What? No red decorative balls?" Nothing's wrong with blue, though. It's my fav colour :)

The place looks festive and filled with people enjoying themselves. Good for you :)

Ina in Alaska said...

Wonderful pictures! This looks like a fun bunch of folks & I am so happy you have jumped in & embraced this new adventure!! xo Merry Christmas!

Ms. A said...

Love the photos, Cici! I'm thinking about you and wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a more than wonderful New Year!

Brian Miller said...

merry christmas cici...glad you had some friends to hang out with today...may the new year be filler with wonder...smiles.

bill lisleman said...

Looks like a great time - anyone sing carols?

terri said...

Merry Christmas, CiCi!

Mrs4444 said...

This is great. What many people don't realize is that when we volunteer, we usually get back much more than we put in. I'm happy for you.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so wonderful. ((HUGS))

"Abby" said...

I'm glad you've found a family! Looks like a really nice luncheon. Merry Christmas CiCi! I'm looking forward to 2012 and getting to know you better.

LL Cool Joe said...

Looks like a wonderful set of people. I hope your Christmas was a good one. Thinking of you at this time.