how kind you have been to us this year. the slant of the afternoon light through the windows makes me grateful each and every time. the smell of woodsmoke in the morning is heavenly. the twinkle of lights throughout the town brings a smile to all of our faces.
the hustle and bustle i could do without. the necessity of gifts and presents not my favorite.
looking for the meaning at this time of year is good. figuring out how to give the gift of handmade instead of buying well, i love this. finding treasures and supplies in my own studio even better!
you see December, somewhere in the midst of all the flurry and blur you bring beauty. my littlest dons a red and white hat around town. my children want to create more. knit more. sew more. there are gatherings with friends both new and old. places to explore while music and laughter dance in the air. and there is chocolate. i mean we can't forget that.
it's all there. if we choose to find it. the fun. the love. the creative joy. the handmade. the doing more with less. really, it doesn't take much if we put our minds to it. joy knows no limits. giving when least expected is grand.
there are so many places to give throughout the year. this year i have pondered it more than others. the need for help is there even in February. and July. showing my children this really is the gift i've already received this year. a plan to bring into the new year. opportunities.
today i feel excited about the journey into this month. the possibilities for warmth. maybe a meal out. some hot cocoa. something dripping with holiday spirit. fun. how great would that be!
so...thank you December. for all that you have already brought. and all that is yet to come.