I’ll be brief because this is a busy day for everyone. I want to thank you for taking time out of your days to read what I have to offer on these pages. No matter who you are, where you’re from, I’m glad we share some time together at bluejayblog.
I made you a greeting card you can print for later or save to your files. I also couldn’t resist a snarky quotation from my favorite American writer about jolly old Saint Nick.
“There are some unaccountable reputations in the world. This saint’s is an instance. He has ranked for ages as the peculiar friend of children, yet it appears he was not much of a friend to his own. He had ten of them, and when fifty years old he left them, and sought out as dismal a refuge from the world as possible, and became a hermit in order that he might reflect upon pious themes without being disturbed by the joyous and other noises from the nursery, doubtless. …. St. Nicholas will probably have to go on climbing down sooty chimneys, Christmas eve, forever, and conferring kindness on other people’s children, to make up for deserting his own.” Mark Twain from “A Tramp Abroad”
Have a wonderful holiday season.
The Blue Jay of Happiness has this thrifty idea for a last minute gift. Share quiet peaceful quality time with yourself, feeling grateful for your lot in life.