Thoughts for the Holiday Season

May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.
– Mary Anne Radmacher

During the hectic holiday season, I value the “simple things.” Cooking nice meals, baking cookies, seeing friends, and shopping for meaningful and thoughtful gifts all take on a special meaning. I’ve learned to scale back on the excess and commercialization of Christmas. I’m blessed with a wonderful family that enjoys getting together, and with friends who take time to share holiday cheer. In terms of holiday decorating, I lean towards classic decorations with live spruce boughs, sprigs of holly and boxwood, plaid ribbon and lots of candles. And I love Scandinavian Nisse, Tomte and gnomes! They add a festive and humorous note to the holidays.

I hope everyone enjoys a peaceful holiday season filled with laughter and love.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” Helen Keller