Saturday, November 26, 2011

It Begins....

I bought this ornament the year my Dad passed...love it.
The "Good" witch...Wizard of Oz
Our Buddy telling Daddy what he wants for Christmas...
Our tree which is NOT finished...more to do...


Well, Here it is again...Christmas! I LOVE this time of the year! Thanksgiving is wonderful of course, but you get to be Thankful AND tell Jesus Happy Birthday, for one whole month! Now that's what I call a celebration...

I always begin by watching Scrooge...the 1938 version...love it! I have all the filmed versions and the book. To me, the moral of the story is all about love...and if you have love in your heart for your fellow man, things all around you are seen in a totally different light. It's not about the "getting"...it's about the "giving"...reaching out to make someones day go just a little bit easier. These times are getting tougher. More and more people are loosing their jobs and even their homes. The word we'll be looking for is Patience. I think we can achieve much just by using it...Moms in grocery store lines with screaming babies...people that you know see you but pretend not to, as they rush into the stores and the door slams in your face...that guy that rides your bumper...the checkout lady who seems to have had the life slammed out of her...old people who just don't know how they'll eat today. These things are everywhere. I just truly believe that with Patience and "giving", we can all breathe a little easier. I try to give sourpusses my smile...hugs to those needing the touch of someone who cares and a few bucks to the little old lady who wants to buy her cat a treat but can't decide whether to put back the canned corn or the flour. We can make it happen! You know...that "thing" that makes it Christmas!
Do I believe in Santa Claus? You bet I do...he's...us.
Hope you're having a Wonderful start to all the festivities...It begins.

35 comments:

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Lovely photos...

That tree is NOT finished?!? :-)

Lovely post.

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

Jeanette said...

Beautifully said, Donna! Beautiful tree, too!

Donna said...

Hahaaaa...no Auntie...not yet.
Thanks Jeanette...
Hope y'all are having a fun day!!
hughugs

Anvilcloud said...

Very nice post, Donna. You've caught the spirit and are spreading it.

Donna said...

Hope so Ac...one person at a time...
hughugs

Jill said...

I believe! Of course, I do! :)

I love, love, love your photos. So professional and beautiful. I adore the good with ornament and now must try to find one.

Donna said...

It looks finished to me! I think I would be "finished" after all that work, LOL! It is flat-out gorgeous! Where are my sunglasses... hahaha, do you like lights or do you like LIGHTS!?

I agree with you on the patience. I think folks are stressed more than ever this year, so patience is what I definitely need to practice!

Donna said...

Thanks Jill, what a sweet thing to say...I found her at Michaels Hobby shop...
Hughugs


Hahaaa... It looks like those lights are blaring, but they really aren't ... The ones on the old tree? THOSE blared!Hahaaa
Hughugs

Trudy Callan said...

Lovely ornaments.

Thank you for the compliments on our little Samantha and for sharing the meaning of her name. I did not know it's meaning. I am so glad that I do now. Your photography on your blog is beautiful. Thank you for visiting.

Nita Jo said...

The line about Santa being us made me tear up. Beautiful post! I love your pictures. I'd have had my tree up, but have been busy helping my son move... maybe tomorrow! :)

Donna said...

You're welcome Trudy! So glad you came back by...Your Samantha is Truly a gift...So beautiful!
Enjoy the holidays!
hughugs


Nita, Thank you! Moving?? Oh goodness girl, Don't over do it!!
hughugs

Ann said...

I believe too :)
your tree is gorgeous even if it isn't finished. I just don't have the energy to get my stuff pulled out yet

jenn said...

Your tree is beautiful, as always. Ours has been up for a week already...I needed to do it on a weekend I had the kids, and I didn't want to wait until next weekend. I mean, the tree HAS to be up before December first. Right? lol!

Out on the prairie said...

I decorated at church last weekend and in CA while visiting. I laughed since I don't do much around my home.

GypsyFarmGirl said...

Your tree and words Beautiful!!!!
My brother's family has been struggling this year after he lost his job. Thankfully they are getting back on their feet, but I will be slipping a few extra things under the tree this year that I know they need.

Jeanne said...

Wow! Your tree is gorgeous Donna! Love the special ornaments you shared too!

Brenda said...

I sure do love you and am so grateful to have you and my other blog friends in my life.

Sally said...

Donna, you are a beacon of light to everyone who knows you, and the ones you smile at who don't.

Beautiful photo's. And, I wholeheartedly agree with Ms Brenda; every word.

((hugs))

Joan said...

Now that is a gorgeous tree, you set the stakes high my dear. Your blog was an inspiration and very well said.

bichonpawz said...

What a simply beautiful post Donna! Wouldnt it be nice if we could all spread the cheer! Sweet photos! I love them all!

Debbie said...

Well golly. This about made me cry! You are exactly right and I will heed your advice with pleasure.

Your tree is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing Christmas on your blog!!

Hugs :)

Ms. Becky said...

Awwkkkk! I love that photo of Buddy!!! he's so adorable. and your ornaments are special too. what a gorgeous tree - Donna you have totally put me in a Christmas spirit. I'm getting a bigger tree this year...and I'm getting my boxes of vintage ornaments out of storage gosh darnit and I'm having a Christmas!!! thanks for the spirit, and happy week to you dear. {{{hugs}}}

Jenny said...

We had such a nice Thanksgiving together and I'm truly happy it's Christmastime again although there's not much money to work with. We're healthy and that's enough. Your tree is breathtaking even in its incomplete state! I'll have mine all done by tonight. Love those sparkling lights. Merry Christmas to you, my dear friend!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Concerning "Once Upon A Time," I don't see it as having a completion of one character's story... (Like Snow White) And then, the show moves on to another character's story line. No, it doesn't go like that.

The plot weaves in and out and over and back, touching on lots of Story Book characters.

Yes, I'd like to see more on Snow White as a "Robin Hood" kind of a person, while she was living alone in the woods. Hope they take that up again, some time.

Please do find the episodes on the Net, and watch them all in order. You'll see what I mean.

Betcha' you'll get to love it!

Gentle hugs,
"There are so many good shops here. ... One can step out of doors and get a thing in five minutes."
"Northanger Abbey," by Jane Austin

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

The special ornament is a lovely idea! We are having our first Christmas since my Pa passed away so I think thatd be something I should do...Buy a ornament to celebrate his Life.
Glad to hear Your Spreading the cheer! xo

Karen and Gerard said...

Patience and giving are two great words I try to practice every day. My favorite Christmas movies are "Bells of St. Mary's" and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."

I'm following you now and adding you to my blog roll! Found you through Bloggers Over 40.

Sandy Trefger said...

Moving post! And so true. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you all month long! :) And your tree looks beautiful, finished or not. Mine is up but some lights winked out on me and now there is a dark "hole." Ah well. Perhaps I'll get that fixed in a few days.

Paula said...

Wonderful words to ponder this time of year, Miss Donna!
LOVE LOVE LOVE your ornaments.
And you said your tree isn't finished? GOOD GRIEF, it's already gorgeous! *giggle*

nonizamboni said...

Oh, Donna, this post brought tears to my eyes--you hit the nail on the head! The best gift is ourselves to the hurting world, in His name.
Lovely post from a dear Santa. . .thanks for the reminder and encouragement. Enjoy the season, my friend.

Dolores said...
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Dolores said...

Donna, I love your thoughts and your beautiful tree.....
No tree for us with our new kitty.
Hugs,

Crystal said...

Pretty tree!

Donna said...

Thanks guys! Hope you're enjoying your day!!! Cheer Up!
hughugs

Faery said...

Oh that is so true...I love you Donna. For thinking that way most human beings in this country call me a communist 8s, Can you belive? Christmas is supposed to be a time for givind and sharing (it shoul be all year roung) a weird country I landed in....

Dawn said...

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