Merry Christmas 2017!!!

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The big day has finally arrived and yes, after all of the preparations the hustling and bustling it feels good to finally slow down and just take it all in with dear friends and family.

I want to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas.¬† ūüôā¬†¬† I trust that you are all having a wonderful day and wanted to say, thank you!¬† Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.¬† I am truly grateful.

  • I want to thank God for each of you. May he continue to bless, guide and protect you.
  • I want to thank God for always making a way even when we can’t seem to find one.
  • I want to thank God for always being there guiding and protecting us even when we don’t see him.¬† I know there have been times when things could have gone terribly wrong and I felt and saw his protection working in my life. Thank you Lord!
  • I want to thank God for the simple things, the little and the big things.
  • Thank you Lord for the lives of the people you are working behind the scenes to deliver their breakthroughs sooner than later as you did for me.¬† Give them a sign and reassure them that they are not alone and that things will work out.

Thank you Lord for this Christmas and all that you have blessed us with.  May we always have your favour and blessing in and over our lives.

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Have a wonderful Christmas and remember to give thanks.

Music Reflection Mondays # 24 – A Christmas to Remember

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays! Today I want to try something a little different for this segment Рa story enhanced by the titles of Christmas songs.  Hope you enjoy.

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Once there was a little boy who said to his village one Christmas Eve, “O Come All Ye Faithful” but they didn’t listen and instead responded to him saying, “Go Away, Little Drummer Boy all we want is a Silent Night“.

This broke his heart because all he wanted to do was Deck the Halls and sing O Holy Night.¬† ¬† One of the villager’s (the richest man in the village) Mr. Smith approached him and explained that after Last Christmas¬†¬† and the Jingle Bells episode that everyone was a little discouraged.¬† He hung his head filled with shame and guilt because he knew that was all his fault and now Christmas time is just too painful a memory for them.

Last Christmas the little boy had accidentally broke the bell on the church tower during the Christmas celebrations which almost killed two people.  That was a special bell that they saved up to purchase and now it was ruined.  They never looked at him the same after that day and just the thought of Christmas was a painful reminder for them.

Mr. Smith and the little boy came up with a plan to bring the Christmas spirit back to their land.¬† They decorated the old barn and even gathered a few members from the church choir to form a band. They went all over the village singing The Christmas Song, Mary’s Boy Child and Santa Claus is Coming to Town like never before and everyone came from far and wide.¬† This made the little boy and Mr. Smith very happy.

At the end of the show everyone was clapping and hugging each other filled with joy once more. A feeling they thought they would never explore again.  This event it seemed was just what the village needed to remember what made the month of December one to remember.

Later that night before they all turned in for the night they sang to the little boy and the villager We Wish You Merry Christmas“. ¬†¬† The little boy quietly made his Christmas wish, please¬† Let it Snow, Let it snow as he wiped his tears of joy off his cheek.¬† Sure enough, Christmas morning they were all greeted with the sight of snow through their windows.

The little boy was jumping up and down on his bed because he was so happy to see that it was really snowing. Just when he thought his Christmas could not get any better.  Mr. Smith went around with his horse and carriage presenting each home with a mini bell that had been dipped in gold and had special drawings on them. The little boy got dressed as quickly as he could and asked Mr. Smith if he could help him and of course Mr. Smith accepted.

This was a beautiful surprise and a wonderful gift. That was truly a Christmas to remember.

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Hope you enjoyed.¬† Have a wonderful day.¬† ūüôā

Christmas Vibes

It’s that special time of year, when those you love draw near

There’s just something magical about the atmosphere

That no other season can compare

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Maybe it’s the music, maybe it’s the food

Maybe it’s the beautiful decorations that get us in the mood

The presence of family and friends

Laughter and cheer is more than enough to remind us who really care

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Christmas time though is not all Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! for everyone

For some Christmas is just no fun ūüôĀ

As it is a reminder of those who have gone

The memories can hit us like a powerful mist

Often so strong we spend countless days trying to dismiss

 

Christmas brings us together for a few days in December

But we should always remember

We never stop loving our loved ones because they aren’t here

For they will always be special and dear

 

So never despair

Cherish the people you still have here

And let’s commemorate those who can’t be there.

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Best wishes for the season.   Have a wonderful evening.

Thank you for stopping by.¬† ūüôā

Music Reflection Mondays #18 – Christmas Favourites

Good night and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!¬† How was your day?¬†¬† Was it like most Mondays, demanding¬†all the energy you’ve got left over from the weekend?¬† I have no doubt that you persevered and conquered all if not most of your tasks today. ūüôā

So what are we getting into tonight? Nothing too heavy, my youngest son Luke is turning 4 years old tomorrow so I’ve been busy finalizing arrangements¬†for his big day.

As October comes to a close¬†tomorrow, we move into November one month closer to Christmas my favourite time of the year.¬†ūüôā The music¬†just melts your heart and gets most of us in the Christmas spirit.

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The decorations, decorating, the cleaning, the baking and cooking, time with family, the Christmas shows, the many aromas, the many memories from our past and the new ones we create in the present all solidified in our minds and hearts along with some beautiful music.

Here are some of my favourite people to listen to at Christmas time:

There are so many wonderful songs and people to listen to that it’s near impossible to list them all tonight.¬† Are any of your favourites listed above? If yes, who?¬† If not, who did I mistakenly forget?

Have a wonderful night. Thanks for stopping by. ūüôā