Good Afternoon and welcome to my very warm world where the sun is beating down and the atmosphere is full of an impending summer storm. I love Sunday mornings when the world is a little quieter and there is almost a feeling of calm.A quiet inside day for me with air conditioning singing away nicely and keeping me cool.
In some lives right now there is far from calm ~ I am overwhelmed this morning by the number of people for whom there is no peace right now. My friend Nicole's Mum died yesterday and has left Nicole and Angel quite shattered - it was expected but nevertheless a big shock when it comes.
I have sick friends who are in real trouble and need my prayers and love and I give that unconditionally and gladly. When you talk to whatever Deity you espouse there are few names you could mention ~ Kristy, David, Jeanne, McKenzie and McKenzie and Tater and Crosby and all struggling in one way or another.
I love sharing and giving gifts and my gift for you today is love and care wrapped in hope and tied with the ribbons of friendship. If I could have my way there would be a package at every doorstep everyday just because I care, but that can't be - but I can share love and kindness with you all and I do. I can give you the gift of concern and friendship.
This is a poem I wrote for Christmas some years ago, but it is equally relevant at any time of year and as I suffer from (endure and enjoy) "Obsessive Christmas Disorder" it is fine to post it.
MY CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR YOU.
If I had the wings of an angel
And could have my wishes come true,
These are the things I would wish ~
And these would be my gifts for you.
Peace of heart and mind
In a world where love abounds.
I wish you gentle quiet days
Where kindness and friendship is found.
Love of friends and family ~
A tender gentle touch,
A smile, a gentle caring word
Which says “I care so much.”
I wish for you compassion
To hear another’s cry.
To reach out and help someone ~
Or at least the courage to try.
I hope that you can find the strength
To carry on in days of pain,
I hope that strength is your umbrella
To shelter you from rain.
I wish you the courage to stand alone
For the things that stir your soul.
I wish you a sweet and blessed faith
Which allows you to be whole.
These the gifts I would choose for you
And I’d tie them with ribbons of love
I would wrap them in friendship’s special care
Sent from The Father above.
© Linda J. Vaughan
December 9th. 2005
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I wish you a peaceful week at work, at home, caring for children, caring for your family and a happy time just living and loving.
Thank you for visiting the musings of a thankful giving heart,
Love and hugs,