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Christmas Thanksgiving

Whether you celebrate Christmas, the Solstice, or another special/sacred time this December, I wish you joy, peace and good health.

Entry Hallway Table at Christmas

For our family, this is a sacred season. And fun. And a bit hectic with the cleaning up, the grocery shopping, the card-sending, the present-wrapping, the phone calls. And then comes a time of peace. A time of reflection and thanksgiving.

We give thanks for those who never stop working to make our lives easier and safer – the nurses and other healthcare workers in particular right now. And the supermarket workers, the people who pick up our garbage and recycling, the postal workers, those who deliver packages. The faith leaders, the caring neighbours – people who never seem to stop helping others.

We thank those who work through the holidays to keep homeless people safe, to keep some families and individuals fed and cared for.

For our own family, friends and neighbours who are always there for us, even when they can’t be with us in person.

For my blogger friends – some who have helped bolster us with prayers and good wishes through challenging times.

For readers of my books – whether it’s the Myrtle the Purple Turtle books created by Lauren and me, or more recently, Twigs in My Hair, the gardening & nature memoir created by Hamlin Grange and myself. Thank you.

I wish you peace and joy this season. And good health – always good health.

I give thanks to God for this holy time. For the blessings that surround us.

The world may have seemed even scarier in recent times. But always – always – there is something and someone to be thankful for.

Merry Christmas! Happy holidays!


52 thoughts on “Christmas Thanksgiving”

  1. Thank you for your heartfelt words, Cynthia. This is, indeed, a sacred season. I love the giving-ness among family and friends and hearing the old carols, the special meals prepared…all of it! I wish for you and all your family a beautiful Christmas time. “Let a joy keep you…” Be well and safe.

  2. Dear Cynthia, peace and joy and light I wish you. The light that protects and heals you and those around you, the light that repels the darkness of sadness and is healing. In the bible it says God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all so it makes sense to me that he fills people with light. – David

  3. I give thanks, like many others, for the gift of knowing you and your family. This is part of a Christmas message from our minister this year. FRODO: What are we holding on to, Sam? SAM: That there’s some good in this world, Mr Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for. I would add, worth celebrating and praising. 🙂

  4. Oh a lovely post Cynthia. Wishing you and your family a lovely peaceful Christmas and every best for 2022.

  5. Thank you, Cynthia, for all your wonderful wishes – for everyone, including your fellow bloggers 😊. There is always much to be thankful for, to celebrate, and to share. I hope the New Year brings you, Hamlin, your family, bright days of feeling happy, safe, and, of course, well. Cheers! 🎉💕

  6. What a beautiful reminder of all the people in our lives to be thankful for. It certainly does take all of us doing our part, to make ‘the world go round’. I give my Christmas cookies away to as many non-suspecting people as possible, to help to say ‘thank you for doing what you do’. I’m so glad for your blog, as it *always* makes me think a little deeper. Merry Christmas to you, Cynthia, and wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2022! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for those kind words and the good wishes for 2022. I look forward to seeing what you get up to – indoors and out – in 2022! Just stay healthy and well.

  7. See, I really do exist, again! 🧑‍🎄 BTW, do you do Instagram? If so, that is where I have been putting photos more recently (wordpress has limits on how much data those of us who are cheep can put up, so for every I photo I post, I have to go back years a delete something else). Anyway, my Instagram is at o-mans-view. – Oscar 🎉

  8. Feeling so very grateful that I was able to be with my family, however briefly, this Christmas, Cynthia. I love that table top display. Simple but beautiful! Wishing you the best of health and happiness in the year ahead.

  9. I second your thanking of all the people who have supported us during this pandemic. I think I’ve said ‘thank you’ to more workers in all areas than ever before. One thing this situation has allowed us to appreciate is all the people who show up every morning to do their job which I must admit I pretty much took for granted before. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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