No matter what your religion, this is a magical time.  Time for reflections, gratitude for the abundance so many of us enjoy and time for a pause in our typically hectic lives.

image of the family tree, 2010

I’m happy to have good friends and family and to have met many blog land friends this year!  Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my site…it truly warms my heart to have you give your time to drop by!  Happy Christmas

“At one time most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them.  Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound.  Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.”

~The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

I hope you and yours can “can hear the bell”  this holiday!