Friday, December 30, 2011


When our girls were younger, we would save up pop cans as an extra for their allowance.  As they got older, it shifted to the youngest girl who wasn't earning any of her own money yet.  

Now my husband and I save the cans and recycle because its a good thing to do, but who can't use an extra couple of dollars in their wallet during these tough economic times.

Today something really nice happened.  When we went to drop off the cans, my husband was pouring them out into the container that measures them and a woman (that we've never met before) came up and gave two bags of her own cans to my husband and then drove away.

It might seem like a small gesture, but I have to say that it made us smile to think of this woman's random act of kindness.  It also made me think about the New Year, with all of the crazy resolutions that I could make.  I decided that I hope to be more like this woman in the coming year and offer such acts of kindness to others.

May you also be blessed with a random act of kindness this year and I wish you a very Happy New Year!  ; )

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I'll be taking a few days off from Blogging to enjoy the 
Christmas weekend with friends and family.  
Hope you are doing the same! 

God bless!  <) ;-)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

One Christmas Eve


 I'm now delving into my second Thomas Kinkade/Katherine Spencer Cape Light story.  This one is about a caterer named Betty Bowman whose about to meet the man of her dreams ~ Santa Clause???  Can't wait to read more!  

Hope you're all taking time to enjoy a cup of cocoa & some quality family time!  ; )

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I absolutely love the Christmas Season!  I can hardly wait to put up decorations until after Thanksgiving and I never want to take them down until after the New Year.  I love wrapping gifts while listening to Christmas songs. I love sipping hot cocoa mixed with coffee and cinnamon candies.  I love watching wood smoke drift in the air from neighboring homes on a snowy day.  I love taking time to watch a Christmas movie or read a Christmas book.  I especially love the expression on my grandchildrens' faces as they look up to see my large Nutcracker Soldiers standing atop my bookshelves.  In fact, my oldest grandson asked me on Thanksgiving day, "Granne' where's your Nutcrackers?"  Lol!  His mother started putting up their tree the day before Thanksgiving (wonder where she gets that).

I know that this can also be a hard time of the year for those without family or even those serving in a distant land. I know that some are having physical, emotional or financial challenges this year.  I believe that Joy isn't something that we're automatically given; things aren't always like we wish them to be.  Believe me each Christmas hasn't been perfect for me either, but despite my circumstances, I choose Joy!

It is my prayer that everyone reading this Blog post will be able to experience a Season of Joy!  ; )