Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Christmas Wishes for You

It's a cold, dark morning and I'm sitting here in silence (well, Naomi's cats are racing around upstairs) and lamplight, wishing each of you a very merry Christmas.

Yesterday I hiked over frozen snow to our mailbox where no Christmas cards awaited me. None arrived the day before, either, and so yesterday I thought, Hmmm. We received so few cards this year and in previous years, that would have bummed me out. Royally. But you know? What matters most this year is that I mailed lots and lots of cards. I printed out a Christmas letter and slipped that into some cards--and God provided all the stamps, to boot. I did what God nudged me to do and, truly, that's all that matters.

And then I hummed "Angels We Have Heard On High" all the way down the driveway with only bills in my gloved hand. And smiled and smiled, feeling freed.

May your Christmas Day be sweet and may you be inspired to make every day of 2011 feel like Christmas within your heart, spreading that feeling, that gift, to everyone you know.

May you learn how to receive God's daily joy and then fling it out across the land to searching hearts.

May you be and live free as only those who love Him truly can.



Elizabeth said...

Merry Christmas Debra !

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Tracy said...

Merry Christmas, Debra! Hope you have a blessed day. :)

Unknown said...

Was a good day Debra and it is what we make it. Will have fun making 2011 all it can be as well.

Pearl said...

Well said my friend, so positive I love it. I and my relatives received very few cards as well this season but I sent them out! Just like you. Thanks for the nice comments, Hugs Pearl

Rita said...

Last year I received very few cards. And a couple that I did get looked as if they were found in a recently deceased uncles basement. Those folks received a hefty inheritance from him. Go figure....
This year my work has caused physical problems so I just sent to my friends that are "shut ins." It worked out so well because I had nice cards here to send them. I usually buy Christmas cards on my one day trip vacation each year. Just love doing that. We also eat a nice meal out and enjoy an Amish area a couple of hours from my home. Now that I've told you more than you want to know :) Have a wonderful day. You are not alone. The few cards that I got last year were not even nice enough to display. But...this year I did have simple lovely cards although like you not as many as we use to. I love your blog and your posts.