Joy = Steve and I having the opportunity to be narrators and read the Christmas Story in Sunday School yesterday. I loved sitting by him with Cricket on the floor reading and singing Christmas Songs with friends and ward members.
Joy = Celebrating my parents 53rd anniversary. Hope it is a happy day, mom and dad. They are a team and blessed to have that example.
Joy = Family here for a pre-Christmas celebration. Cricket is perfectly content with her sweet friend.
Joy = Running 7 1/2 miles with Shannon and at the end wishing we could run longer. I don't think I stopped talking the whole time.
Joy for Cricket = Some new treats from Rays of Sunshine .
Hope. For many of my clients, the holidays can be an added challenging time. I wish them some joy amongst the grief. I wish them hope amongst the dark days. I wish them self-compasssion and kindness to themselves and what they are going through. I hope they will feel love and support from others this holiday season. May hope be their strength this holiday season.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson
I wish each of you a Happy Holiday Season surrounded by those who you love.