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Don’t Even Try

Thinking about both turkeys and the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, I offer you this lovely song:

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2014 Holiday Declaration!

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Sometimes I am a bit slow, so today when I looked at my calendar, it hit me: THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST UPON US!  Now, I realize that all the Halloween candy, as well as the Christmas songs already pumping at the malls, should have alerted me, but they didn’t.

Thanksgiving.  Is.  Two.  Weeks.  From.  Thursday.

This year, I truly desire to Appreciate and Experience and Enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas a bit more slowly and reflectively than in years past.

So I’m brushing off an affirmation/prayer that I wrote a few years back.  And I invite you to try out my Affirmative, Declarative statement about the coming weeks:

“Our Holiday Season 2014 will be marked (and remembered) by peals of liberating laughter; jubilant joy; feel-so-good health; demonstrated appreciation of friendship; family fun; and an ever-increasing abundance of all things we consider GOOD.”

Say it out loud and see how it feels to you.  Then let’s prophesy a Joyful Season ahead. I challenge you!

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Five Friday Happy Bringers — 10/24/14

Fabulous Friday.  What a beautiful day of the week.  I hope you’ve had an Incredibly Happy One.  I have.  Here’s are five reasons I’m hooting.

1.  Just sitting around, minding my own business.

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2.  Grandtwin Matthew (age two) shaving with Dad Travis.

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What a joy to be a fathergrand!

3.  Having feet to walk on.

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4.  The last rose before the frost.  It makes me both sad (“Summer’s over!”) and happy (“Man, that’s a determined rose!”).

Today I drove up from Savannah to Augusta.  Near the city’s beautiful Riverwalk sits (preens?) incredibly beautiful St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  Their rose garden is at season’s end.  But still singing, “I’m not finished yet.”  (I’m gonna steal that song.)

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5.  My honest-to-goodness belief that We Were Created to Be Joyful.

Sing this weekend!  Sing that you ain’t finished yet.  There’s more–much more–to come.  (That’s the tune I’m humming.)

 

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