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Grace Is All Around Us

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
Christmas Eve.  Blustery and bone-chilling at dusk, the weather was less than enticing as I  got ready for a top fave ritual: delivering some Christmas cookies we’d just baked to firefighters in a nearby city…

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Risking Delight

“We must risk delight…We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world.”~Jack Gilbert I agree. So for the past week, as I’ve done for the past 15 odd years at Christmastime, I’ve been donning … Continue reading

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Suspended In Joy

I am sitting in the waiting room of the eye doc’s office when a little girl–perhaps 6-years-old–rounds the corner, clutching her mom’s hand. The bleary-eyed child is dragging her feet, clearly sad.  She may have just had eye drops administered … Continue reading

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Permission for Joy

On my way to visit my parents’ graves today, I needed to make a quick stop at the pharmacy.  The grey day, painted in cold, driving rain, mirrored my rather gloomy emotional state.  I was going to take a break … Continue reading

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Santa Hat : A Practice in Positivity

I took my Santa Hat out today for its maiden voyage of this year.  It’s my thirteenth or fourteenth year of wearing the Hat at Christmastime. And already another year of learning the same priceless lessons: that being positive and … Continue reading

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Committing To Joy: Santa Hat Chronicles

Note to self: Be like the tiny lad in the waiting room, who, upon seeing my Santa Hat, opened his eyes wide in wonder and immediately danced a wild jig of joy over to his mom, squealing “Santa, Santa!” Let … Continue reading

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Cookie Brigade Rides Again: Santa Hat Chronicles

Cookies for the troops, firefighters, homeless shelters, neighbors, friends and family. I am firing up the oven for our annual baking extravaganza. As I mention below in a post from a couple of years back, this is a spiritual practice for … Continue reading

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