There are those who give with joy,
and that joy is their reward.
It's been a busy month here at Casa Woolen Rabbit. There has been a ton of dyeing, lots of shopping, fetching Hannah from school, baking and decorating.
I love the lights of winter, don't you?
Before I show you some of the decorations here, I wanted to share a little story with you.
I have a 10 year old grandson, who will turn 11 on Christmas day. This young man understands the joy of giving and he gives with joy.
Each year for the last few years when I have asked him what he would like for his birthday, he would always squirm uncomfortably telling me that he didn't want anything, because he felt guilty asking for things.
(how many kids do you know like this, right?)
So when I sensed his discomfort I asked him if he would like to shop for a needy child in our community via a program called Angels and Elves. This organization makes sure that all of the children who might not receive a present for Christmas will have some of what they want and some of what they need under their Christmas tree.
He was so excited the first year that we went out and it has become his birthday tradition ever since. This young man has a very kind and gentle heart...good karma.
Happy Almost Birthday Aidan!
So on to the decorations! This little tree was the tree that you saw lit up in a previous post. I call it my crystal tree. It's full of light and sparkle and when I sit on the sofa at night and look at it, it makes me smile. I think it will stay up until the hints of Spring start to show.
...and on the big tree, two of my favorite ornaments. At the very top is the little glass tree that Ken gave me years ago after I had traveled through a hard time...little did I know that a few years later he would become my husband.
And this beautiful Cavalier ornament gifted to me from not only a mentor in the Cavalier breed, but a friend. I cherish this ornament!
..and finally this little corner in my kitchen. My favorite Christmas angel looking down on "Joy".
Even though I love the Christmas season, I know it is not an easy season for many people so it is my wish this year for Christmas that we can share our kindness and joy with someone who may need an extra hand and a smile.