Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah
The festive season approaches. Once again I have the happy opportunity to pay honour to whatever faith has meaning in your lives. May this season revive memories of past years, and stir hopes for those which lie ahead.
When I was little it seemed like an eternity from one year through the next. Now – the years fly by. Though I savour every day that passes, I can scarcely believe the Holy Season is almost here again.
What a glorious opportunity to sing the old carols, hear the ancient stories of our faiths, and give thanks for the multitude of life’s gifts — indeed, for life itself. Best wishes to all: family, friends, fellow residents and staff at our Manor, health professionals who ease our way, and the strangers who lend a hand when we need it.
The rough spots in life’s road are partnered with love, goodness and joy. I pray that we all find the strength to deal with the tough and to recognize and appreciate the good, as we head out into a new year.
12 Responses to Season’s Greetings
Thank you for your warm Christmas greetings. I know you will be with ones you love on Christmas day. Blessings. The Goodalls
Eveline, thank you for your comment. The day is almost here and we all remember those we care for as the Holy Day arrives.
The merriest and warmest of Christmas greetings to you, Marjorie. May 2013 not fly by quite so fast!
Merry Christmas, Barbara. Sorry to be late replying but glad to see you received the blog. It is a pleasure to get your comments. On to next year.
Beautiful sentiments and wishes. May Peace and Joy infuse your celebrations!
Judith – A very Merry Christmas. Your comments about blog issues are most appreciated, and encourage me to continue. May your personal Holy Day be beautiful.
Merry Christmas Marj. Hope you are enjoying life on the coast. We are doing well and enjoying life on the Island. We had a bear visit our bird feeder last night. It is a bit surprising so late in the year. Best wishes, Bob and Irene
Bob and Irene – Nice to know blog readers are still reading as the days count down to the 25th. May your day be calm and lovely. Last night, a few days after Hanukkah and a few days before Christmas, thirteen of my clan celebrated – all Holy Days wrapped up in one
You have such a way with words.
Thank you for the kind thoughts; we are all lucky to have you in our lives.
Have a very Merry Christmas
Love from all if us
Kate, Jonathan, Aidan and Naomi
Dear “Kids” – Thank you for your comments on the last posting. If you find something of use in my blog, it makes it worth the effort on my part. Funny isn’t it – almost anything that is worth doing takes effort, and I certainly appreciate the loving effort my whole clan puts into making my “senior” years so good.
What a wonderful Christmas letter. We hope your Christmas in Vancouver is white and warm. Here on the prairies it will be white, bright and “crisp”.
With love ……the Jewell family. 🙂
Thom – and the rest of the Jewell family – thank you for your comment on the blog Christmas letter. The support of readers, as I continue to mention, encourages me to continue expressing my thoughts. So far I have not had a response which disagrees with some stance I have taken – and actually that would be interesting too. As Christmas Day closes, I send my love to you all.