Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Started


It has started ... the magic of Christmas has started to sprinkle like fairy dust upon me. Today was my day off and I used it to start my Christmas shopping. I got up happily before dawn as I do every morning to get a jump on the day, and I took the freefall into the festive season. Silver bells blaring through the radio, and me singing right along with it set my mood soaring. A day immersed in our picturesque little town, chatting with volunteers and shop keepers who all seemed equally upbeat and joyful -- doesn't get much better.

I returned home, laden with parcels -- to mail -- my very first Christmas card of the season. Thanks Aunt Jeannette. A shiny gold envelope with a joyful card and message inside it bore a seasonal stamp. Now it was official!

And it didn't stop there ... the second I logged onto my laptop I got notified that our Milestones for Africa school campaign had received donations. Thank you to Sis 2, Adventure Girl, Shirlmeister, Carrie and Lola. I am so deeply moved by this show of generosity ... and I feel like I received early Christmas presents.

Day One Recap: Simply wonderful! Full of blessings and good cheer.  I am happy to overflowing. What did I do to deserve this life?

To all of you -- I send you love and gratitude.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, Lyn!!!! It is as Jimmy Stewart once said, "A wonderful life!!" And you are a blessing to ALL who know you!!! I think you are receiving back some of what you've given to so many of us--joy!!! I love your photo...such a beautiful symbol of the season...it doesn't get much better than this, does it? Love you! Janine XO

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  2. You have inspired me to get into the swing of the season! Going shopping with my daughter this afternoon. Going to get merry, regardless! ;0

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