We are having a wonderful, Christmasy Christmas! The children are happy and excited about snow and gifts and hot chocolate and CANDY. Do they EVER love candy. Ask the mommies what they think of that.
Anyway, everything is just about perfect. Fresh snow falls each day. The drying rack by the fireplace is piled full of drying snow clothes constantly. Cookies plates appear and empty at regular intervals. The women knit or crochet, the men play chess and Catan. The children squabble and play and romp noisily until the roof nearly lifts off. The coffee pot keeps busy. Naps are enforced on children. Three pregnant ladies raid the refrigerator at other regular intervals.
This year I am especially grateful for family that loves the Lord and comes home to see us often. We are richly blessed with love and grace from God and we are happy to share that with each other.
Yesterday, while we were in at Miller’s Market, a man from the local newspaper came in panning for New Year’s resolutions from anyone who would share. I hadn’t given that much thought yet. Afterward, I thought of the one resolution I’d like the whole world to take on with me.
I would like to choose kindness and hope as often as is possible. I bet it can even be contagious. What if kindness and comfort could be spread around as surely as the common cold!
Last year I knew a lot of folks who needed comfort and affirmation. I needed those things. And God provided for me. I want to pass that on all next year.
God Bless Us, Everyone!