Month: December 2014

get over it

This week we bid farewell to the old year…finally. This week we welcome a new year; a blank page upon which to write a new story. As I’ve installed new calendar pages in my journal and reviewed the notes from 2014 I’m impressed by the wondrous blessing bestowed on our life. Oh, don’t get me wrong—there…

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gifts from me to me

“Best of wishes for your merry Christmases and your happy New Years, your long lives and your true prosperities.”    _Charles Dickens Christmas Gifts to give yourself: Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Memorize your favorite poem. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have, or loaf all you want. When you say,…

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Christmas Love

Today I’m sharing another tidbit from my collection of Christmas Stories that warm my heart and remind me why we celebrate the season. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I always have. Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations—extensive card writing,…

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teach the children

Christmas at the Daily’s Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened. I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed when I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door to the front room, and to…

Christmas Greetings

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Santa – the true story

From my collection of Christmas stories, shared over the years at nanaellen.com, now being repeated here on CCB. Wishing you a Joyous Christmas. I remember my first Christmas party with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the…

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the Christmas question

I watch with fascination and some apprehension as preparations for yet another Christmas begin. Boxes I know to be filled with glitter and sparkle are lifted down from their resting place in the attic. The accumulated dust of eleven months is brushed away. The old fashioned stand is located and we begin our annual discussion……

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the spirit of Christmas

Another Christmas Story worth repeating. Author unknown now, since the story has been around since forever. Still…the Spirit of Christmas shines forth even today. It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years…

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