2010 was quite a year. I’ve felt like I was sinking. I almost let go of many things that have always been important to me. I’ve been a fool plain and simple.
A person’s worth is not their job. It’s not their bank account. It’s the love they attract. It’s their kindness and their giving ways, and the way they ‘see’ the world. Nothing else defines a person more than the love they exude. The give and take directly influence how successful one’s life is – how much it’s worth . . .
I’d let myself let go of that knowledge momentarily. I never will again.
It’s Christmas morning and the snow bypassed Georgia again. I’m glad. We need firewood. We opted for Yule in our home. We can all celebrate the return of the sun. While I believe in Jesus as a person, I don’t believe in Christmas as His date of birth. That makes it hard to celebrate whole heartedly. So for us, I think we will work the season! Solstice on the 21st, the 13 days of Yule, and a stocking on Christmas morning. It sure has taken me long enough to get this plan together. So on the night of the 20th, we put up our tree and decorate it. On the 21st, we have our Festival meal, bonfire, and open gifts. Then throughout the rest of Yule, we make trips out, continue feasting with cookies, hot chocolate, sending cards, visiting, a drive to see lights, stockings on christmas morning with small treats. I’d like us to do a day of volunteer service as well, and a visit to a nursing home with small gifts. We’ll get it worked out now that we have a plan 🙂 My girls are right. We need to make memories.
So moving forward, I focus on love, giving, kindness, family, stewardship, and memories. Sounds like a good place to begin. A new job needs to manifest for both me and Steve. I will be knitting and crafting and growing herbs. Steve will see about delivery work again. We’ll garden, get the house ready to sell, and try to make a move this year.
And for anyone who wonders, greenjeangranny seemed an appropriate new beginning. A neighborboy used to call me greenjeans when I was a kid and I am an official Granny LOL. You generally catch me in jeans and ‘green’ definitely suits me.
Bright blessings for the rest of the Holiday Season.
Walk in peace.