November 24, 2010
today was spent preparing for tomorrow. items were picked up, cleaning was done and the cooking has begun. rain didn't stop us but allowed me the time to sit and make silly place cards for the table. tomorrow is the time to gather.
as i prepare, i think about family and friends...and of course friends that seem like family. they are like the rain - they nourish, heal...refresh - all wonderful things. and when you need it - they allow introspection.
today's gratitude - i'm thankful for the cooler weather and rain...they make it seem like the holidays instead of the almost summer like weather we've been having with temperatures in the 80's. i'm grateful for the rain that washes away the dust and dirt, leaving us with drenched reds and golds. i count my blessings.
and to all of you...i hope you have the most beautiful of holidays - filled with joyous things that bring you peace, love and joy
scribbled by Char