Christmas! Unpacking decorations, baking cookies and many other things that are Holiday "tradition" for us. TRADITION - it can be stressful. It's not a "one size fits all" celebration. For example; some families are large - there are many people and ideas to help make the Season beautiful and fun. Other families are smaller - others have any number of mitigating circumstances that require an adjustment to the "traditional."
I hope everyone will keep in mind that TRADITION is what you make it - it's personal, and can change from one year to another - from one family to another. But no matter if you serve turkey, ham or hotdogs - or spend $5 or $5,000 . . . it's Christmas. Enjoy your old or brand new tradition. Enjoy one another - the most important part of the celebration.
One of my favorite parts of the Holiday is the music! How I love the Christmas music. Some songs make me laugh .. . . others may bring a tear. But no matter . . . we need a little christmas.
Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful folks who listen to my music . . . who take the time to write to me. You make my world go round. I hope Santa is good to you this year . . . but most of all, I hope you are good to yourself.
"Thank you" doesn't seem sugnificant to express my gratitude to all of you for your support and encouragement. I wonder if you realize how important you are. Your words, compliments and friendship are so very special . . . the time you take to listen, and share, is priceless.
Thank you so, so much for you your generosity, appreciation and vote of confidence, May God bless each of you. You have a special place in my heart.
You have all been such a blessing. I want to thank you for your support and encouragement. Your messages have been a tremendous inspiration. You can't imagine how blessed I feel. Thank you - Thank you! May Giod bless each of you richly.
My friends, it's only 6 weeks till Christmas! That means we only have 6 weeks to listen to Holiday music. I uploaded several songs from my 2 Christmas albums, with hope they add to your Christmas experience, So often we "judge" the holidays, based on memories of Christmases past. Or we're in a holding pattern, waiting for better holidays to come. When I hear Christmas music, it helps me accept a huge truth . . . the past is our history - faith in the future is a blessing - but (coining a delightful cliché) the "present" is a gift. This Christmas is the very best one you've had in a whole year . . . and next Christmas is over a whole year away. Let's embrace this Holiday - celebrate it - share it with love and Christmas music, because, “We Need a Little Christmas.”
Just a note to thank all you who have joined my network. I'm honored! It's a blessing to have the opportunity to discover your beautiful musical creations! We share musical material, thoughts and support. Please know that I have spent hours listening to your creations, and marvelling over your emense diverse talents. Thank you for sharing . . . listening.. . . encouraging and supporting each other and me.
We are turning the corner and nearing the Holiday Season. Christmas music will be everywhere . . . including here. I'll be adding songs from my two Christmas albums soon.
Meanwhile, be well, be happy and keep making beautiful music!