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“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

The holiday season always seem to sneak up on me with the cunning of a panther: so slowly I don’t notice it’s arrival until I feel the pounce.

I’m usually on top of it by November at least, but this year, well…let’s just say I barely saw the black cat approach. Last minute things to be done. Driving. Food. Drink. Family. Friends. More food. More driving.

The spirit of Christmas can get lost in all the activity.

This year, in the midst of much physical movement and a frayed focus, I hope to remember that the best part of the holidays isn’t the food or the fun or the gifts, it’s the silence, and the love in the room. .

As always, my humble thanks for taking the time each week to read my random thoughts.

And I wish you all a happy, peaceful (and patient) holiday, one in which you are blessed to find the presence in the presents.

“Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.” ~Lenora Mattingly Weber

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