Saturday, December 24, 2011

Angel Wing Heart

Christmas Angels Show Their Heart ...

I would like to take a moment to say "Thank You" to those who have touched my heart this past year ... from the cardiac surgeon who rescued my heart (literally), to those whose words and photos touched my heart and brought beauty to my life (that would be YOU!)!

Thank you to my children who ARE my heart ... and Pam - a total stranger at Rite Aid who brought me to tears just yesterday with her generosity and beauty.

This Christmas is an experiment for me. For years I have said "no more commercialization", and still found myself last-minute shopping with sore feet and a bad attitude.
This year, I have not bought one single gift. I have not wrapped one single package.
Has the spirit of Scrooge overtaken my life? No!

I still love the beauty of Christmas ... the lights, the decorations, the cookies, the FUN, the magic. I guess what I'm doing is trying to find the simple HEART of Christmas (for me) .

How is my experiment working?
I have to say I have mixed feelings ...
And I will let you know after tomorrow how it all turns out ...
But so far, I have a peace surrounding my life that I haven't felt in years! I am looking forward to reading the story of Jesus' birth ... with a fire on the grate and a cup of hot cocoa beside me ... my family tucked close.

My heart is full.



11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

Merry Christmas, Clytie. God bless you. :)

Heather said...

If you spend your Christmas with your loved ones nearby and in your heart, then your experiment has worked. I wish you all the best.

Hearts and love to all.

Sandra said...

an angel heart, nothing could be better for today.

Lynette said...

Merry Christmas, Clytie! Be well. Enjoy life. Enjoy family and friends. It's as simple as that.

Julie said...

Merry Christmas, Clytie. It will be interesting if you find that, minus the commercialisation, you do find the heart of Christmas. For me, the heart of Christmas is family and friends. But then, it is Christmas every day. I am not a believer, but I wish peace and contentment to all people of goodwill and peace everywhere.

Beth Niquette said...

We stopped buying stuff for Christmas quite awhile ago. Now it's handmade things under the Christmas tree. Sometimes I start months in advance. lol I love your experiment. I have a feeling this will be one of the best Christmas mornings, yet. Love you...love all of you. ((HUGS))

Grannie Annie said...

Love you Cea...Merry Christmas.

Al said...

It sounds like a great Christmas to me, the commercialization and pressure drive me crazy and seem opposite to the true spirit. I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas!

Diane AZ said...

Oh, sweet angel with heart wings! Your Christmas plans sound wonderful. Thank you for hosting Guest Heart Thursdays; I see hearts everywhere now. :)

Debbie said...

sounds wonderful, i hope you had a merry christmas!!

teri said...

Love the angel- and the idea for a simple Christmas...That did not happen at my house. It seems sometimes blessings are too much. But it was a lovely time. Stay well!