There is just something about a soft light of a candle;
But my favorite is a string of twinkling lights...
I must share with you a deep sense of sadness that came over me today.
We decided to take down the Christmas tree and decorations;
As we had the thought it would be good to start the
New Year out with the house in order and fresh and tidy!
Yes, it was a good idea, but the feelings and emotion of sadness
Just came over me, but I did find myself weeping a few tears.
I always feel such a sweet and tender range of thoughts and emotions at
I know that it is such a busy time of year;
But there are so many memories attached to Holidays...
The house looked oh so lonely with all the snowmen put away
No more jack frost nipping at my nose!
All the red and white and golden tinsel put into a box and put away!
All my old fashion Santas are packed away!
My tree is down and the needles swept up...
Oh, what a very sad day!
One thing I do to console myself and to keep some Christmas cheer
All year round, is to keep two separate strands of the multi colored lights up.
I place one at the bottom of my mantel and the other is on top
So whenever I need the soft and comforting light, I just turn them on!
My Mother-in-law always had a strand over her kitchen sink.
She used them as a night light until bedtime.
I also have been using those fake candles with timers on them.
I place one in the kitchen window and some on the tables.
I am missing the Christmas songs and presence under the tree!
I must tell you all this;
I took pleasure in every detail of Christmas this year!
I did a bit of sewing and some baking!
I did get a few Christmas cards sent out!
So as we say goodbye to another Christmas,
I pray you all heard the bells on Christmas Day!
We never know what the New Year will hold...
Live each day by taking pleasure
And holding memories close to your heart...