Tag Archives: December holidays

Holiday Togetherness

The end of December is the time when people seem more open-hearted and kind. Our celebration of Christmas and the numerous other December holidays, might account for much of this positivity. In the Northern Hemisphere, December coincides with wintertime–a time … Continue reading

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Reason For The Season

One day in my young boyhood, I asked dad why we have Winter. If memory serves me right, dad took an old envelope and drew a sketch of the Earth in orbit around the Sun. He pointed out that the … Continue reading

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Wow! December Already!

I flipped the calendar page last night before bedtime. I do this twelve times each year on each month’s last evening. When I saw the page for December, I realized how quickly the year has elapsed. It’s probably a safe … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Human Light

A Tibetan Lama of the Dzogchen School, Sogyal Rinpoche said, “Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.” This is a contemporary take about the human emotional quality that often … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

The holiday season is an especially beautiful time for children. I decided to underline my holiday greeting to you by sharing a couple of winter holiday photographs from my childhood. These old black and white snapshots were not labeled but … Continue reading

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Humble Holiday Prep …Floral Friday

2015 has been an emotionally trying year for yours truly so I’m keeping the final month low key.  The money I would normally spend on decorations will be directed towards charity and other priorities.  I don’t mention this to point … Continue reading

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Holiday Simplicity …Floral Friday

I like to enjoy a quiet simplicity during the December holiday season.  I realize that this preference is in direct opposition to the Madison Avenue ideal of extravagance and spendthrift ways.  But that’s OK, the advertising executives probably won’t bother … Continue reading

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