Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas time is here.



 
Amid the hustle and bustle of the season,
it is so easy to allow ourselves to become stressed
instead of joyful.
 
As the hectic quality of the holidays
begin to take over your heart and attitudes,
I'd like to share a few thoughts that help me.
 
People matter more than pretty.
Compassion is more important than cookies.
"Welcome to my home" is more important than wrappings.
 
Happy holidays, friends. 
 

21 comments:

Suz said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Holiday Happiness right back at you, Relyn! Wishing you the best of the season!
Kirsten

Debby said...

Have a peaceful holiday season. I totally agree with you about the holidays.

Ally said...

Beautifully said. I agree with you 100%. And with that attitude I'm sure that we'll both have the happiest of holidays.

Ally said...

Beautifully said. I agree with you 100%. And with that attitude I'm sure that we'll both have the happiest of holidays.

Dawn Castor said...

So True! Beautiful Mantel--I'm thinking of stealing your star!

Roban said...

You are so right. Every now and then when I see the crazy shopping frenzy, I get a little freaked out and sad. Getting to the mall to spend more and buy more is not what the holiday is all about. Thanks for saying it - and showing it - so beautifully.

miruspeg said...

Hello friend!
Thanks for knocking on my blog.
I love your thoughts and words Relyn and I always feel refreshed after visiting your blog.
Be well dear friend.
Hugs
Peggy xxxx

d smith kaich jones said...

truth. plus some pretty. :)

xoxo

Meri said...

Oh Relyn - your mantle is so beautiful The room must be so festive and comfy cosy! Wish I could join you for a cup of tea and admire your tree.

TheEccentricLady said...

Thanks Relyn for the reminder. I still haven't put all my decorations together. I've made some cool stuff but just can't get in the mood to change everything. Hope you enjoyed your book!

Tracy said...

LOVELY thoughts for today, Relyn...and timely as we sometime get caught in the swirl of the holidays. Wishing you & yours days merry & bright and JOY in the New Year :o) ((HUGS))

Jeanne said...

Your mantle looks so beautiful and I love your sentiments........
We don't need Christmas in our hands we need it in our hearts.

Spread the love
Scatter the joy

Love you
Jeanne"★ (¯`·.·´¯) (¯`·.·´¯) `·.¸(¯`·.·´¯)¸ .· ×°× ` ·.¸.·´ ×°×"

Kyra said...

Merry merry merry Christmas to u and your family, compassion is more important that cookes, but Ginger bread cookies with milk are mind blowing :)

Sandy K. said...

Thank you for this post - and the soothing photograph:). Of course, it also reminded me I should get to my decorating!

Mac n' Janet said...

I totally agree! When people ask how our Christmas was I always say perfect because our daughter was there and that's what makes it Christmas for us.

Marilyn said...

So very true!
The mantle is beautiful!
Love the backdrop of the window.

Amy said...

So true! I watched Rick Steves Christmas special awhile back and I loved the simplicity of the Christmas celebration in other countries. Cookies, a candle in the window, a shared meal. We're so use to big and flashy, it can be easy to lose sight of the good stuff!

Jenny Woolf said...

And the same to you! :)

Cathi said...

So so true! I hope you are enjoying your holiday season! Happy weekend, lovely lady! xxoo

christinelaennec said...

Excellent compass points to keep us going in the right direction, Relyn.

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