Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Christmas Poem

Dark and snowy when I woke up so walked a few miles in the basement.
Later at 10:00 when it was 21 degrees and cloudy I went outside
and walked close to home.
Went up and down the lane again
and walked a little way up the neighbors driveway.
A picture of the natural fence I made taken from her driveway.
Once summer comes you won't even see my house.
Just as I was about to go in the house some blue sky
was starting to show.
🎄     🎄     🎄
We had a few hours of sunshine before it got cloudy again.

Started the fourth pair of slippers.
Also started the next book in the Little House on the Prairie series,
The Long Winter which is book number 6.
Came across this quote that I liked.

"When she was in bed with Mary and Carrie,
she stayed awake to keep on being happy."

It's been a good day and for that I am thankful.
 Hope your day was a happy one.
 happyone  💕

"All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing
without the presence of Christ."
~ David Jeremiah

True Christian Christmas

Christmas isn't showy gifts
Or glittering decoration;
It's honoring our Savior, Jesus Christ
In humble adoration.

It's serving those less fortunate,
Meeting their needs before our own;
It's making sure at Christmas time
That no one is alone.

It's taking what we would have spent
On things that no one needs,
And using it to help someone
With service and good deeds.

Our Savior showed us how to live
With charity, faith and service.
It makes the holidays a joy,
More peaceful, and less nervous.

So let's remember Christmas is
About our Savior's birth;
That's the way to happiness,
The way to peace on earth.

By Joanna Fuchs 


Tom said...

...with scenery like yours, I'd better happy too.

William Kendall said...

That barn view is my favourite.

The Furry Gnome said...

I like your poem!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Wonderful poem.It is too easy to get caught up in the frenzy of Christmas and not focus on Christ.

Hill Top Post said...

What a wonderful post! I love your pictures today, my favorite being the first one. Also, I love the quote from The Long Winter. How could that not touch one's heart? The way your winter is starting off, it may be a long winter for you too.

Angie said...

Such a wonderful poem - a great reminder to all of us. And maybe it is time for me to re-read the Little House series - I lived those books!!! Have a great weekend.

Carol W. said...

An inspiring poem. Thanks for sharing.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I feel cold all of a sudden.

God bless.

Aritha said...

Nice to see your neighbour house. And yes, it's honoring our Savior, Jesus Christ, that makes our Christmas a happy one. 🕯️

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your snowy scenes are pretty. I like seeing your home through the trees.
Wonderful poem, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

Adam said...

My area is suppose to have snow on Sunday...hooray....

Debby Ray said...

I love the poem and I'm excited that you are reading The Long Winter! Now you have made me want to go read again!

Granny Marigold said...

I love what Laura said about staying awake to enjoy being happy!!

ellen b. said...

Sweet quote! Looks like the snow hasn't melted yet. :)