What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Monday, January 10, 2022
Well, another Christmas has come and gone...and here it is all packed up and ready to be put away...except for the tree...still waiting on someone to take off the lights and take apart the tree limb by limb (yes, it's still that same old tree, but we love it). Oh, there's my helper...sitting in his recliner having his morning cup of coffee! Well, that's fine...I'm having my morning cup of tea while I write.
Actually, while I write and walk around and check to see if I've missed anything that needs to be packed up. Not this tree! It's a real live little Norfolk Pine that our sweet daughter in love brought to us way back in December. It's still happy and growing strong. I guess I should take off the red balls so that it doesn't look like a Christmas tree...maybe I need to add some Valentine hearts? That's an idea!
And I can't pack away this amaryllis, that did finally get it's 4th blossom (and then the first blossom fell off, leaving 3), but isn't it still beautiful?
And if you look a little closer you will see another stalk growing up on the side, so it will eventually bloom again! Now that's a gift that keeps on giving!
I hope someone will come eat up all this Christmas candy that is sitting around here tempting me...
You may not be able to see it, but the cups are full of Hershey's kisses and Dove Christmas candy...remnants of a very sweet Christmas indeed...
Maybe I'll just sit back and have another cup of Christmas tea...and reflect on how good God's been to me...and how blessed we are to have Jesus here with us..."Emmanuel, God with us!"
You know Jesus doesn't leave us when Christmas is over. Let us be careful not to pack Him away with our decorations and forget about Him until next Christmas...no...He stays right here with us, blessing us with His comfort, peace, and joy...
Remember when I shared THIS POEM WITH YOU HERE?
Well, that message still holds true. I like what the last paragraph says:
"If God gives me strength and courage,
When the way grows steep and rough.
I'll not ask for other blessings,
I'm already blessed enough.
And may I never be too busy,
to help others bear their loads.
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer,
Cause my cup has overflowed."
Author: John Paul Moore
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of the Christmas Remnants from my house this morning. Yep, you can find me right here if you need me, 'cause "I'll keep drinking from my saucer, cause my cup has overflowed."
Have a "DELIGHT-ful" day my friends!
"In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul."