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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Scribblings " I believe"

Sunday Scribblings Prompt is "I believe"

"It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you...yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.."

Mother Teresa

Christmas was busy, with snow abounding. Not only did I have lots of company, I was privy to a few lovely dinners with family and friends. My knee was a bit of a nuisance.
Christmas eve day my car stalled in the middle of the road, in loads of unploughed snow while exiting my garage to run around for those last minutes sundries. Paralyzed in thought for quite a few moments, pondering a solution, my neighbors rescued me, and pushed me back into my garage. I searched the net to rearrange a few recipes, making due with what I had. I substituted bacon for ham, and cheezies for dried onion rings! It turned out marvelously! I took a small turkey out of the freezer believing I might be stranded Christmas. However in the afternoon my car started, enabling me to join my friends for dinner! A nice gift for me!

My friends has us wrap a fun gift from the house, preferably something we no longer need or want, we then draw names for the exchange and steal. Much hilarity ensued, as Katie opened two Christmas characters from the eighties, a male opened a red pashmina, a grandma opened a diffuser of oil that she knew she disliked the smell of, and Jeff opened two ceramic tiles with black cats. Last year he ended up with a huge orange box of his mothers 1970's recipes. At least the tile cats were a little less invasive!

The season has been full of love and spirit. Loads of good food, and laughter. I touched base with many people I love, feeling blessed having done so! I am still enjoying a few quiet moments with my immediate family, playing games, watching movies, adding a piece or two to the puzzle they made and playing our traditional games of Dr. Mario!

Below is a culmination of several days of photos from the season. Family,friends, cousins, and siblings sharing a loving moment. Or course my married daughter and her hubby too. It may seem sappy but there is a lot of love in this post. Piles of gratitude for all these amazing people in my life! I believe love

Propelled in the universe

Can literally change lives


I believe harmony

Is possible

When you have

Respect and adoration

I believe happiness

Can live abundantly


If you choose

I believe you can have


And have


I believe children

Born innocent

Corrupted by pain

Are salvaged by care

I believe family

Can ignite passion

Or diminish you

With a few words

I believe friends

Are the souls


And salvation

I believe spirit


In the foreground

Awaiting attention

I believe joy

Is found in simplicity

By honoring gratitude

And making positive choice

I believe the home

Should always be

A soft place

To fall

I believe music is

A reflection

Of humanity, history


I believe decency

Can trump some iniquity

Beam intervention

Flourish everlastingly

I believe positive

Energy is more attractive

Than negative

and gains more accolades

I believe you attract

What you are

Any aversion

Is self disdain

I believe the strive for


Is born of

Feeling inadequate

I believe disregarded pain

Is the root

Of apathy

And addiction

I believe we all need



And intimate connections

I believe I need


For creative

Juice to spawn

I believe

We have an endless

Vessel of self

Not yet discovered

I believe many things

Mostly I believe

Laughter is the best medicine

and love is always the answer!


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I believe you are right on the money here. Excellent.

Have a great week filled with much joy and love. Big hug. :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Well it certainly looks like a good time was had by all. You are a lucky lady when it comes to friends and family...

Tumblewords: said...

Indeed! Your post is superb, the photos inspiring, your words ring so true and impart the 'I believe' spirit! The best of all to you and yours in 2009! And further! :)

forgetfulone said...

What a great poem! I'm so glad your Christmas was filled with love and family. It's evident in the photos. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Timme said...

I love the photos, they are scrumptious. I can see the happiness of your Christmas in your words.

When we lived on the farm and in Alaska and again in Perry Park, I learned not to worry much about things I didn't have for a recipe. I've never been good at following them and see them as suggestion. Substitution is always a good thing!

paisley said...

I believe family

Can ignite passion

Or diminish you

With a few words

the whole post rocked,, but this one line made me really understand....

gautami tripathy said...

I beleive in festivals which bring families together.

Wonderful post!

guts wrench out.....

And please do visit Poetry Train being run each Monday!

linda may said...

What a lovely post and you believe in lovely things. I envy your busy christmas with friends, mine is /was quiet. I have not had a busy christmas like yours since I was a kid.

artbrat said...

What a lovely Christmas you had. Thanks so much for sharing a truly wonderful holiday. I hope you have more and more of these moments through the coming year.

Lucy said...

Only a FABULOUS cook (and baker!) could substitute with what's on hand and end up with a yummy result!! and this Poem!! I don't know which line I love best because they are all so true, so meaningful and moved me so so much! (I think this one may end up on walls around the world!) Your family photos are so warm and you can just see the love and comfortable feeling everyone has from falling into your soft place.... home sweet home. oxoxo

Patois said...

Magnificent beliefs. Wonderful ones to hold always.

Lisa said...

You, your friends and family just ooze love. It's just a feel-good moment to come here. Happy New Year, my friend.

keith said...

All I can say is - fabulous photos and beautiful words. A joy to look at and read. Happy New year.

gel said...

dazzling post where family (and friends?) love burns brightly from those exceptional photos and your delightful narration. Happy New Year!

Alberta and Ava said...

I think you are a very wise woman who has managed to take a difficult and painful early life and create a lovely life and home for your beautiful family. You deserve all of this. Thank you for always sharing.


gemma said...

So many of your words are so astute: Perfectionism and feeling inadequate, addiction & apathy
disregarded pain.
But mostly what I got from this post is joy and love and laughter. Glad you've been enjoying. We have too!
Happy New Year.

Melody said...

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful beliefs and wonderful holiday pictures. So many of your beliefs touched my heart. May 2009 be just as joyous!

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