Sunday, December 25, 2011
Well, here it is Christmas. Who'd a thunk it would come along this fast. Gee, one more week and we'll be a year older, if not wiser, as a world entering 2012. We can all count many gifts in our lives. As I reflect this morning on the Gifts of Christmas, I count LOVE as the Top #1 gift of all time. It is the Love from our Family, our Spouses, our Friends and all those whose love shines around us that is the All-Time Best Christmas Gift. And it is LOVE that continues to shine through each and every day of the year that makes living this life so special. Thank You All for the Gifts of Love that you have sent my way during recent days. Believe me, I can feel it and it sure makes a huge difference for my spirit and every step of the way during these difficult days. We have a Dear Friend, Heather, whose telephone greeting has remainded the same throughout the years. She ways ends her voice mail recording with these words, "Remember, LOVE Is It." Yea, verily, Heather!
The Indianapolis Art Museum made a big splash back in the disco daze of the 1970's when they commissioned the sculpture you see at the top of this blog post. I'm sure you've all laid eyes on this iconic iron word many a time. Back when it was fresh and new, it was a genuine wonder in this neck of the woods--most more intriguing than a tire ball, for example. I went down to visit the sculpture many a time in the late 1970's, standing smitten with its profound meaning. Sometimes the presentation of a common word in an uncommon form brings new meaning to the resonance of a word in our spirit and our heart. Anyway, I thought putting up the photo would be my gift to all the LBRs who dare to tread on Da Blog today. THANK YOU for your love. You are much appreciated and loved.
And now let's move on to a Brand New Once-A-Year Game, shall we? It's called "Christmas Show & Tell." Remember when we were little tykes and went to kindergarten or the early grades, bringing along something for "show and tell?" Oh, how fun it is was to stand up and mumble a few basic words about whatever gee-gaw you brought to class. Well, how 'bout we resurrect that fond activity here on the blog once each year--on Christmas Day.
Please post a comment about what you received as a Christmas gift(s). It can be tangible--as in something wrapped up in a box--or intangible, such as the Love we discussed above. If you are really "all in" on this game, email a photo and I will post it either at the bottom of this post or in a new one, if enough photos come rolling in. Even though I am sitting alone in a small room in a small house in a small nook in Smallville, my mind's eye is imagining all you LBRs out there having a real hoot tearing off gift wrapping and smiling and saying "oh" and "ah" over all of your great gifts. I am sure we would all like to hear about them and hopefully see them, too. Please don't be bashful or hide your candle under a bushel basket. Come on now kiddies, bring us your Show & Tell!
Have a wonderful and delightful day in every way. Merry Christmas and Many Happy Holiday Cheers, jp
Posted by John Parsons at 6:26 AM