Monthly Archives: December 2014

Our “Holiday Monsters” and What They Teach Us

  Dear Reader: Happy Christmas Eve! For our “Holiday Monster” Sharing…I had to start with Anne’s (Peterson) monster since that gal put a lot of time and thought into her monster mask. From the very beginning Anne had said that … Continue reading

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The “Light of the World” at Christmas

  Dear Reader: In one of my garden books…it divides the chapters into seasons….describing different plants and flowers that do well in different seasons in a garden. For Christmas, however, the subtitle is “Light Up your Garden With Lanterns.” The … Continue reading

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“Christmas, Children, Is Not a Date. It is a State of Mind.”

Dear Reader: This beloved children’s Christmas quote, by famous educator and author, Mary Ellen Chase, first appeared in a Christmas letter she wrote to the younger members of her extended family. My dear, Christmas is not about the 25th of … Continue reading

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Surprise! It’s Christmas!

Dear Reader: If we think back on our own childhood memories of Christmas morning…of all the mixed elements on this day of great anticipation for children everywhere…the element of Surprise is (and has always been) the key ingredient! As much … Continue reading

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Christmas is “Kid Stuff” for Adults…

Dear Reader: Here are my “Three Wise Men” because I have learned more from each of them than  I ever knew before they existed. They have made me fall in love again with each of them. Powerful stuff! Today is … Continue reading

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The “Centerpiece of Christmas”…Friends and Family

  Dear Reader: Every year, without fail, Christmas arrives with Honey bringing me the centerpiece “Apple Tree.” The smell from the apples and pineapple bring (for me) the scent of Christmas…the longer the centerpiece stays in place…the more the apples … Continue reading

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This Christmas…Take Time to Re-Introduce Yourself to Yourself

Dear Reader: Because of the different roles that men and women play in any particular society…it is easy to lose sight of ourselves, isn’t it? For most of us the day will come when we wake up, look in the … Continue reading

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