"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

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas 2013

It is more fun planning for Christmas with children growing up in the home. More decorations. More laughter.

This year I am learning to appreciate the senior age, the single life, lots of friends and plenty of laughter.

A year and a half ago I lived through another divorce. Instead of hanging my head I decided to live my life to the fullest and count my blessings. I learn important lessons if I pay attention.  Instead of being lonely I am having fun and appreciating my simple life. Simple and busy.

This is the first time I decorated three Christmas trees. One at the senior center, angels being the chosen   theme. Two different styles of Christmas trees at the library for the Parade of Lights. How could I not get into the spirit of the season with so much decorating.

The various Christmas parties add to the enjoyment of this time of year, making season's greetings cheerful and bright, overcoming the cold and snow. Bundling up to get somewhere to share hot cocoa or hot apple cider with other families and wine with friends is the reward for getting out in the cold.

Finding blog buddies through the years of blogging is another blessing. My wish for each of my blog friends is that you have joy and good health and are able to share some joy with people who are not as fortunate. My heart hurts for the dear people who are sad during the holiday season. Smile and hug to everyone I come in contact with online and in person.

Merry Christmas to all!


Brian Miller said...

hugs abound...smiles.

i hope you have a wonderful holiday, full of new traditions and old....

merry christmas cici!

DJan said...

Merry Christmas to you, CiCi! I see how well you have adapted to your new life, and how much you care for everybody you touch. I'm glad to be one of them! Love you... :-)

Stephen Hayes said...

And I hope the blessings of the season come back to you many times over. Take care and Merry Christmas.

Abby said...

Nice of you to think of the sad people, there are a lot during the holidays!

And Merry Christmas to you, CiCi! Family comes in many forms, and you have a large and loving one. You reap what you sow!

Adam said...

Have a great holiday

Tammie Lee said...

wishing you a lovely Christmas too !

Stickup Artist said...

Thank you for sharing your kind and loving spirit, words, and deeds. It is always so pleasant to think of you, just to know that you are there. I know you have the Christmas spirit in your heart year round and wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season. And, you have a trip planned soon, right?!! Well, best get to sleep, or Santa won't stop here. Merry Christmas!

Hilary said...

Thank you, Cici. I hope the joy you are feeling, this season persists and grows. Hugs to you.

terri said...

Your positive attitude is once again a good lesson for me. Things don't have to remain the same and there can be joy in the simple things.

I hope your Christmas was every bit as wonderful as you anticipated.

Lawrence Udo-Ekpo said...

The sound of your laughter rings through the joyful season. Wishing you a wonderful holiday, CiCi!