Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Things I love about the Holiday Season:

The way the Christmas Tree looks with all the lights off.
A cup of Hot Cocoa.
Children on Santa's Lap.
Catching Snowflakes on your tongue.
The delight on peoples faces when they open gifts.
The Christmas Lights on the Trees Downtown.
Unwrapping treasured ornaments.
The Smell of Christmas dinner cooking.
Christmas Pageants at churches.
The beauty of the night sky on a clear cold winters night.
The smell of a Christmas candle.
The glow of candlelight.
Christmas carols on the radio.
Nat King Cole.
Christmas movies on AMC,Hallmark, TCM.
The Santa Watch on TV Christmas Eve.

I am so grateful to each of you who visit here old and new and feel the following quote speaks as to how I see each of you and the value of each of you to me.

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~Albert Schweitzer~

Photo from JenniPenni on Flicker


Adrienne said...

So true! Thank you for your friendship through the time we have blogged. You definitely were there when my light felt like it went out when our son-in-law died nearly two years ago. Your friendship and support was awesome! Hope you have the best-est of holidays!

Willow said...

I love that quote; I'd never read it before. But it is so true! One little smile, comment, or kindness can ignite the flame again.

Christmas: I love the music. Twinkling lights make me smile. Catching up through yearly letters always make me happy.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love your entire list and I agree with everything on it (well, I'm not a Nat King Cole fan)! A tree on with all the rest of the lights off is right at the top of my list!

Jan said...

Thanks for reminding me to stop by, Yolanda. I haven't been visiting blogs much lately. Nice quote and picture.

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

Yolanda, that is one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. I love the red and white. Yes, my favorite Christmas joy is going to church and celebrating mass by candlelight. I hope your season is merry and bright.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Goodreads don't you?~~Dee

Char said...

beautiful things to love

Nancy said...

It's always good to reflect on things for which we are grateful.

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Hope you are having a pleasant evening. :)

Cora said...

What a wonderful list for this wonderful time of year...I love it!
Very beautiful quote true!
Thank you for your visit with me today...please stop by again sometime!

SandyCarlson said...

Your thoughts have me reaching for the cocoa before a long winter's nap!

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Yolanda! So glad you stopped by my blog today so I could find yours. What a lovely post! The picture warms my heart. Looking forward to reading more!

Mary said...

Yesterday a neighbor and I were discussing technology and she remarked that blogging has improved our sense of community. I believe this to be true, and more so after visiting your blog. Thanks for the comment on mine also and hope to continue sharing thoughts.

Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike said...

I love the same things you have on your list of things you like about Christmas. It is such a wonderful time to enjoy family and traditions.

Jayne said...

Hi Yolanda,

Love the quote! Thanks for visiting my Journey Through Grace. Have a wonderful weekend.

cristie said...

well yolanda i love the title of your blog as well as a snow heart in mittens. this is a nice place to visit. xox

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice post!
Have a great weekend.

Miss Debbie said...

Hi There,
Thanks for visiting me. Love the snow heart in the pink mittens!Yes, there are lots of wonderful things to enjoy during the holiday season, but here in the southeast, snow is not one of them! Hope you have a blessed weekend and that you will visit me again!!

Cinner said...

Yolanda I love the quote, and I love your list. Thanks for your comment on my blog today. I did notice that you are an RN. I was wondering if you have heard of Cataplexy and if you have seen anyone with the symptoms...sorry to ask I have just found so few people that have ever heard of it. I have it explained on my blog at the top. I love the name of your blog btw. Perfectly Imperfect. just lovely.
take care and be well. hugs.

A New England Life said...

I love that last saying, how someone else rekindles the spark within us. I sure could use that right about now!

Anneliese said...

I like your list! .. and the picture of the snow heart in the mitts.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yolanda, I love all your favorites and that Albert Schweitzer quote is so very true. Thank you.

And... Thank you for stopping by my blog so that I could find my way here. Blessings to you this holy season... Tanna

Tiffanee said...

I love your list. It is the sweet and simple things that mean the most. Thanks for warming my heart and reminding me of the good things.

Catherine said...

Oh yes ~ a very good list indeed!
xo Catherine