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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to a holiday-themed Thankful Thursday. As Christmas nears, I'm thankful for so very many things.

Tonight, I share a few of the sights and sounds that bring great joy this holiday season, including:
An Ornament Made by Mom (1987)
  • our neighborhood's holiday lights... which range from the professionally-installed, perfectly-aligned display at one neighbors' house to the kid-inspired, totally-mismatched decorations next door. I love them both equally. 
  • friends' voices. By the end of the week, I will have breakfasted or lunched with four friends -- four good friends who always make me laugh.
  • the smile-inducing, makes-you-happy-to-be-alive movie Sing. How creative, how fun, how heartwarming!
  • Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song, Josh Groban's Noel, Judy Garland's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Barbra Streisand's Ave Maria.
  • sweetly-decorated, too-yummy-to-eat-just-one iced cut-out cookies.
  • Mom's handmade ceramic decorations, which include a gorgeous Nativity and a whimsical mouse Christmas tree.
  • all-time-favorite holiday specials, including The Grinch, Charlie Brown, Frosty, Remember the Night, The Shop Around the Corner, It's a Wonderful Life... and relative newcomer Shrek the Halls.
  • holiday cards with joyful sentiments from crafty friends and smiling faces from family members. 
  • our tree-ful of special ornaments, which bring to mind a lifetime of memories.
  • the serenity of curling up under an afghan while reading a good book amidst twinkling tree lights and softly-playing carols.

Here's wishing you a week filled with your favorite holiday sights and sounds.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sybrina! I love your post and the photo of the sweet ornament your Mom made! As a collector of Christmas decorations I'd love to see more photos of your Mom's creations!!