Monday, November 23, 2020

Find Joy

This happy little snowman sits on the kitchen windowsill above the sink.

He never fails to draw a smile when I look at him.

 Wouldn't it be great if we all had that effect on people?

Granted, there hasn't been a whole lot to smile about this year.

The pandemic, and many other factors, have been huge deterrents to happiness.

However, there are little things each day that can bring us joy.

We just have to find them.

It's so important to keep up one's spirit in the midst of disappointment, sadness, and worry.

WHAT IS ONE THING TODAY THAT CAN HELP YOU FIND JOY?

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Gobble, Sweet Gobble

 Most people never think of turkeys as being sweet.

Delicious maybe, and good for nice sandwiches with leftovers, but sweet?   uh uh

 Facebook, however, had photos of the most adorable turkeys.

They were fashioned from gumdrops on toothpicks and marshmallows for heads.

When these were spotted, it immediately ran through my mind how much the grands would love to make these gobblers.

So, at the supermarket, I bought gumdrops (unfortunately, in Christmas colors only), and marshmallows.

I had three apples and tons of toothpicks.

When the grands came over yesterday, they had a blast making their sweet turkeys. 

 We used chocolate chips for eyes and a slice of red gumdrop for that thing turkeys have that's part of their persona.

We had so much fun and how sweet it was!

HAVE YOU DONE SOME THANKSGIVING CRAFTS WITH KIDS?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Gifts of Love

 Every year when it's time to decorate for the holidays,  out comes the bin with the old but still lovely tablecloths.

This year, however, buying a new one was in order.

 After so many sad happenings this year, it felt right to add a brand new and beautiful table cloth to the stash.

The red and white one, shown in this post, found at Target, reminded me of an Eastern Europe design. 

 That is where all four of my late grandparents came from, both Lithuania and Poland.

I also  decided to buy myself some Oriental lilies because their fragrance is so incredibly beautiful. 

Sometimes, we just need to be gentle and kind with ourselves and treat ourselves with love.

This lovely decoration with the Blessed Mother is one of my favorite things.

It was a gift from, Jana,  a precious friend in Georgia, and it stays out all year long, not just at Thanksgiving and Christmas time.

When we are kind to ourselves, we can give even more to others.


WHAT WAS THE LAST NICE THING YOU DID FOR YOURSELF?

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