Carol's Ramblings

Sharing my Holiday

As they say, ’tis the Season…

You may have noticed that this newsletter doesn’t contain as many articles as it normally does. The reason for that is that it is less than two weeks until Christmas and I am busier than a one-armed paper hanger with the itch!  Having said that, I think you will still find the articles informative and useful.

I have usually started my holiday baking by now but I have not.  Hopefully that will begin on Tuesday.  I am glad to say that all my gifts have been purchased and they are all wrapped, so that helps me in not feeling terribly overwhelmed.  The house is decorated inside and out and the tree is trimmed.  The holidays are always such a busy time of year, but I am trying to keep perspective and remember the reason for the season.  Wouldn’t the world be a much nicer place if we all followed the golden rule and treated each other as we would like to be treated?  I am not perfect, not by a long shot, but I do try to be!

Let’s remember to donate to Toys for Tots or whatever your favorite charity may be; adopt a family for Christmas; feed some homeless people; volunteer in a food kitchen; help an elderly or infirm neighbor.  You get the idea – the golden rule.  I think that is the reason we are here – to help others and give freely even when we don’t have enough.  Let’s all try to remember that, especially during the holiday season.

My grandchildren are all very excited at the prospect of Santa visiting soon.  I have knitted little ornaments for them and have mailed them to them as they LOVE to get mail.  I made stars, hearts, snowmen, etc.  My daughter told me that she found the snowman I made for my oldest grandson under his pillow in his bed this morning.  That made me smile.  It is totally worth it to sit up at night doing those things when I know they appreciate it.

Please keep my youngest grandson in your prayers if you would.  He has pneumonia.  His doctor said this morning that he thinks he may have turned the corner but he isn’t all well yet.  I would love for him to be well for Christmas.

I know my subscribers are all different faiths, but I still want to share my holiday with you.  Merry Christmas!  I hope your holidays are filled, with love, light, friendship and compassion.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Until next time, take care …