There is an old Christmas tradition
that God sends each person into this world
with a special message to deliver
with a special song to sing for others,
with a special act of love to bestow.
No one else can speak my message
or sing my song,
or offer my act of love.
These are entrusted only to me.
According to this tradition, the message may be spoken, the song sung, the act of love delivered
to only a few,
or to all the folk in a small town,
or to all the people in a large city,
or even to all the people in the whole world.
It all depends on God's unique plan for each person.
At this holy time of Christmas, when we are recalling the fact that God so loved the world that He sent his Son into the world for us, I want to say this to you:
Your message has been heard in my heart,
Your song has warmed my world,
And your love has brightened my darkness.
Thank you, thank you for your message, your song, your love.
You will always be in my own grateful heart and prayers.
(excerpt from Seasons of the Heart, by John Powell, S.J)
You might notice the little girl in the middle of the video in her snowman dress, singing so joyfully.:) That is my Ava.
I am signing off for the rest of the holiday season to spend time with my family. I just wanted to say a very HEARTFELT thank you to all of you who have become my blogging friends this year. Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments, to make me laugh, to support me in my spiritual journey, for appreciating my arts and my frugal decorating ways, and for letting me know what a collective force we all are. I've so enjoyed getting to know you and I can't wait to see what 2010 brings!
I will be back before the New Year to share my "2009 in Review" :)
Have a very blessed, safe, and Merry Christmas. God Bless you all!
Love and xo, Chrissie