Tradition of spider ornament in Christmas trees. Tinsel. (Dec. 2017)

Susan’s Thursday morning note December 14, 2017 Ukrainian tradition of spider ornament  in Christmas trees.  Origin of tinsel in trees. Good morning.  Light just showing on the horizon with a sliver of the moon not yet exiting his stage.  So light I can’t yet tell the color of the sun’s pajamas last night.  Absolute stillness.  […]

The Blessing of the Creche by Sue Monk Kidd. Beautiful Christmas quotes. (December 2017)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note December 7, 2017 The Blessing of the Creche by Sue Monk Kidd.  Beautiful Christmas quotes. Good morning!  Beautiful stillness.  Coveted moments handed again this morning from our angel of dawn.  This week I read an interesting note on the history of the nativity.  Another word for nativity is creche.  The meaning […]

Shepherd verses. Thoughts. Poetry. (December 2016)

Susan’s Thursday Note December 8, 2016 Shepherd verses, thoughts,and poetry  Good morning.  Clicking fingers and steam above mug.  Bright sunlight streaming across wood floor and furniture showing me in detail where my housekeeping skills fall short.  Mind trying to play a game of imagination.  Pretending the other side of my curtains there is a field.  […]

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Christmas” by Vladimir Navokov (1925) Miracle moment after death of a small child at Christmas. (December 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note December 17, 2015 Christmas” by Vladimir Navokov (1925) Miracle moment after death of a small child at Christmas. Good morning!  Beautiful silence.  Our Christmas angel of dawn has arrived with the gift of a new morning.  A day ahead of us that we have the privilege of entering.  A day to […]

Imagination Quotes. “Is there a Santa Claus?” NY Editorial 1897 (Dec 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Note December 10, 2015 Imagination – 1897 New York Sun Editorial on “Is there a Santa Claus?” Good morning!  The winds have handed me a little bird nest on my sidewalk to gently bring inside this morning and set beside my coffee mug.  I imagine the little family that lived in this dainty […]

Christmas. Bess Streeter Aldrich. Keeping beauty in perspective regardless of present circumstances. (Dec. 2014)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note December 18, 2014 Bess Streeter Aldrich “The Drum Goes Dead”  Keeping beauty in perspective regardless of present circumstances Good morning!  Awakening to a covering of snow.  Silence and light snow.  Coffee.  The gift of a new morning again gently handed to me from my angel of dawn.  I can’t help but add […]

Quotes on Angels and “Papa Panov’s Special Christmas” (Dec. 2014)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note December 4, 2014 Papa Panov’s Special Christmas (translated by Leo Tolstoy) Quotes on angels in our presence. Good morning!  Early morning silence.  Strong coffee.  Christmas lights.  Christmas books.  Beautiful silence to collect thoughts.  Again my angel of dawn has woken me with the gift of this new day.  I would like to […]

Christmas during difficult times. “Lantern in Her Hand” by Bess Streeter Aldrich (Dec. 2007)

Ordering information for A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich December 20, 2007 Susan's Newsletter A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich   Good morning!  So many emotions come with the week before Christmas.  No matter what we go through, within each of us (I believe) there is a desire to look […]

Christmas – Reflections on use of all our senses. “The Christmas Box Collection” by Richard Paul Evans. (Dec. 2006)

December 21, 2006 Susan's Newsletter The Christmas Box Collection by Richard Paul Evans Christmas reflections on use of all senses. Good morning!    It finally feels like Christmas – now that we have ice on the sidewalks & on the trees.  Interesting that the weather plays such a part in what makes the holidays seem "real".  […]

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