Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Gift is Small, Good Will is All

Since the big day is fast approaching, I will wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.  Since I am a cross-stitcher & sincerely enjoy stitching, I am always reminded of a small yet meaningful piece of work stitched with the words, "The gift is small, good will is all".  It is a constant reminder that not all gifts that we receive need to be big & wrapped in pretty paper & ribbon.  I enjoy the gift of a beautiful sunset, birds clamoring around my bird feeder, a pretty Christmas card from a friend or relative, the first snowflake, a favorite Christmas movie or song. Or it could be a rusty car horn stuck inside a favorite wood hanging piece!.  I'm not into "commercial" Christmas & each year I venture out in the hopes of finding "Christmas".  It usually comes in unexpected ways, but when it happens, I'm reminded of what the season is truly about & that it may include gifts big or small, but always good will.  Happy Holidays.


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    1. Thanks Ronda. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. Happy Holidays Barb. I remember having a wonderful Christmas at your house. We walked between your house and Mom and Dad's house with the snowflakes falling and the white snow piled high on either sides of the path. The moon was full and it was magical. That's Christmas to me.

  3. I remember that Christmas - it was somewhat bittersweet, but it was so much fun. I was just thinking about the video that Bill took & may have him dig it out to play on Christmas. My front room was so full of presents & kids. Andy is driving down to pick up Clay & Luke tomorrow, so it won't be quite so lonely this year. I'm so far behind in everything, so I'm going to need some Christmas magic to get it all done.

  4. Hi Barb, I'm trying to get a hold of you to share the PS Santa design you are partially finished with. I am home now, found the chart, and will be happy to share it. Contact me at: