Friday, December 24, 2010

~ I will honor Christmas in my heart ~

Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.

~Richard Crashaw

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
~W.T. Ellis
 Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
As we cook, bake and put the final touches to our packages
let us remember to honor Christmas in our hearts.
 ~ Peace to you, dear friends ~


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Dearest sweet Maria,
I am wishing you the merriest Christmas.
I feel blessed to 'knowing' you. Your posts and words always add lovely sprinkles to my daily life.
I will cook, bake and put the final touches to my packages today and I will remember to honor Christmas in my heart.
Bought a wee Christmas tree for the hostess on Christmas day, will decorate it with Christmas mugs, bows, balls, glitter, and anything else I find in my cupboard.
Lots of Love to y o u x X x X x

Wanda said...

I too will honor Christmas in my heart.

Merry Christmas dear friend. May your days be filled with love, laughter, peace and joy!


Julie Harward said...

I loved the last true! You have a very Merry Christmas my friend...may you feel his love filling your home :D

Bela said...

Maria, Xmas is so much more today after your pretty message! Thanks for all blessed words you always chosse, perfectly, to bring us! Sweet sweet soul, be merry and celebrate Xmas in your heart!!! Much love for you and your lovely family!! Bela

francis said...

Sweet Maria , I will most surely think about you tomorrow . When I am sitting in my warm living room . On my red big sofa . Looking at the most beautiful christmastree ( MY TREE HIHI )
Very simple decorated , just minilights and red bals big ones and little ones . In the top a beautiful golden lacy STAR .
Also almost in the top a very beautiful angel made of combed wool . The angel has a little baby in her arms .
We don't have presents under the tree . Here in Holland that wasn't a tradition . We have our presents with SINTERKLAAS december 5 !
Christmas was a christian feast .
Going to church , and telling beautiful stories , singing the christian songs . And of course special dinners .
I still cannot get used to presents under the tree . It is becoming more and more a new tradition overhere . The stores are doing well . But Christmas is becoming a whole other feast this way . I don't know if you can understand what I try to explain .
I absolutely understand in your country everything has always been the way you do it . With the stockings and the decorations and .... the presents .
SO ..... under my tree its quiet .
When I was a child we all received a new book in church . I always was a reader but we did not have many books for ourselfs . We lent them in the library in my school Each week a new one . So a book to keep was a BIG event. When my children were little I gave them a book for Christmas . Now they are less reading ( in books ) and more watching ( tv and internet ) .
But I'll be thinking of you because you always now how to bring on the simple but special things of life , in beautiful words or pictures.
ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY with your loved ones !

Zuly said...

Te mando un saludo de feliz navidad y año nuevo.
Un abrazo desde Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo

It's me said...

Peace to you darling...Merry Christmas....


Love you Ria.....

EcoRover said...

Merry Christmas, Maria! May you enjoy some fun out in the snow, too.

Cathy said...

Merry Christmas!

Dianne said...

The merriest of Christmases to my very first online friend. You are so very special to me, dear Maria.

Peace and love to you and yours,

Barb said...

Wonderful Christmas photos on the last several posts, Maria. I can almost taste those "kiss" cookies! I hope you're having a wonderful celebration today. We've been on-the-go since 4:30 this AM - I'm thinking I might need a rest! Have a good vacation, Maria!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Merry Christmas, Maria!


Marg said...

I'm only imagining you to have had a wonderful Christmas with your family.
May you receive a special blessing just like you have been to me.
I always love to stop by.

april said...

Beautiful Christmas pictures and oh, how my mom loved those peanut butter kisses. She had a different recipe though, didn't make them with bisquick. She was a big big cookie baker! If you would like the recipe sometime, let me know. They're so cute!

Diana said...

Hope that you had a Blessed Christmas Maria. Love Di ♥

Torie Jayne said...

Wishing you and your family all the best, Merry Christmas x

Sandy said...

Hi, Maria! Just saw your post on my very neglected blog. All is well here. We had all of our kids and grandkids with us for Christmas this year. It's been noisy and fun. Three of the grandkids got sick with a nasty upper respiratory virus (one with an ear infection, too), and the fourth punctured his forehead on Christmas day. He bled quite profusely, but my sister--our own family nurse practitioner--came to the rescue. Did I mention that it's been a noisy Christmas??? But it's beautiful noise that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world.

I trust you had a lovely Christmas with your family. May God continue to bless you throughout the new year!

Vicki said...

Beautiful and well said, Maria! Thank you for the gentle reminder. Wishing you and your family a blessed New Year of 2011! love and peace~ Vicki

Indie.Tea said...

I hope that you had your family had a very very lovely and joyful and peace-filled Christmas.