AubrieAnne helped me find interest in starting to write again, to once more devote my time to my blog and for that I am eternally grateful. Her inspiration came at a time when I was willing to try again, maybe harder this time.
Then I discovered For the Love of Blogs. One little hop and I discovered a world that was out there, a world of people who feel some of the same things I do, struggle with the same obstacles I struggle with, suffer the same disappointments and fears, and most of all find joy and happiness in much of the same things. Through making that one little decision to follow that page, I've been immersed in so much love and caring and genuine happiness that it's hard to put into words.
Since from time to time words fail even me (I know, shocking) I'll make an attempt to put my wishes for you to paper or keyboard as the case may be in the only way I know how. Broken, random, but sincere. I wish that each of you, my friends whom I've never met but love dearly nonetheless, a Christmas filled with:
The love you give doubled when it returns to you.
Trust that you will never be alone.
The ability to see beauty in everything around you and in your own mirror.
Joy in the simple things so easily taken for granted.
The pleasure from a warm cup of tea or coffee and a moment of time to call your own.
Smiles to light your day and make everything seem possible.
Hope for the future.
Memories for the past.
Happiness in the present.
The warmth of caring for others.
The solitude of getting lost in a good book.
An unforgettable moment with a best friend.
A movie that makes you cry.
An unexpected moment that makes you laugh.
A moment of clarity where you can see forever.
The ability to reconcile a past so you won't have any regrets.
A view that takes your breath away.
The caress of snow on your cheeks.
The warmth of the sun on your toes.
The blessing of knowing you are loved.
Enough pain to know pleasure.
Enough tears to know joy.
Enough sadness to appreciate happiness.
The sparkle of moonlight on the water.
The glimmer of frost on the windows.
Glowing light from a candle.
The velvety darkness of a starlit sky.
The comforting crackling of a warm fire.
And finally, the health, happiness, love, joy, and wonder to experience the desires of your heart not only during Christmas, but every day, by keeping the spirit of the holidays alive in your heart throughout the year.
Share your Christmas wishes for your friends here, and make sure you stop by and say thank you. For the opportunity to express your appreciation not only for her, but for all your friends, no matter how far apart they are, the friends who share their lives and loves and hopes with you through their blogs and their writings.
I hope you all have the most wonderful Holiday Season ever. Thank you for sharing with me, for accepting me into your lives even if it's only through a little space on the web. You are all loved.