Merry Christmas! (Or whatever you celebrate, I hope it is super merry!)
It occurs to me that we don’t use the work merry enough in regular life. It tends to pop up only around Christmas. But I think I want it to be MY word year-round.
Yes! Extra doses of MERRY all year – for ALL of us!!!
Since I was headed to PA for a work trip, I knew I would have the pleasure of staying at what I affectionately call “Kamp Kantor.”
I’ve written about my dear friends, the Kantors, many times before. Back in 1994 we became next door neighbors. As 2017 approaches, we are not just the best of friends, but are family to each other.
It was a week of sleeping around! I was also able to spend one night at my sister’s home in Ventnor, NJ.
Both the Kantors and the DiBaccos have beautiful homes, but what makes them both my favorite places on earth (aside from my own home) are how filled they are with LOVE.
I found myself thinking throughout my whirlwind trip, “What did I ever do to deserve this kind of love?”
And the answer is even better: Nothing. Because this is the kind of love that is truly without conditions.
If I’m at my best or at my worst; through thick (or thin – literally), these people LOVE me.
And isn’t that the best present of all?
It was in my heart to ask my camera-shy friend Renee to assist me with the new Word of the Week to end 2016. After all, she is the one that introduced me to her Angel Cards many years ago – and I was thrilled that she agreed.
The video is a little dark and the audio a little light, but turn your speakers up because the word my dear friend picked COULDN’T BE MORE PERFECT to end a year and start another:
My wish for all of you is that you snuggled up somewhere with someone you love (even if it is a furry, four-legged friend) and that you are so busy counting your blessings that you can’t even remember the things that didn’t go your way this year.
(I mean, counting your sorrows? What good did THAT ever do anyone?)
Someone once suggested that to start a new year, make a practice of keeping a blessings jar. Every time you have a blessing, write it down…and at the end of the year, go through them all.
I didn’t do that this year. But my heart is full.
My cup runneth over.
I have a VISION for 2017, and it is lavish, abundant, joyous, FREE and happy.