Saturday, November 29, 2008

Today I Wish You a Day of Ordinary Miracles

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This morning as I am getting ready for the onslaught of family to the farm for the day, I was remembering days of past holidays and this too will be one to remember for this will be the Holiday I relinquish power of the family. I have always been the core of our family and now it's time to pass that on to the next generation which would be my son and two daughters. I can no longer make the turkey and sometimes two or cook for thirty and still work a full time job from 11 to 7 five days a week. I always did huge amounts of shopping and baking. Several years I baked and gave away ......98 DOZEN OF COOKIES FOR CHRISTMAS. I have always put my Christmas tree up the first of November and taken it down the last day of January and every room had Christmas Decorations including the bathrooms. It's funny how life evolves and changes over the years.....

There have been several times when I thought God just threw something in to make me slow up and pay attention. Illnesses and Deaths usually have that effect on me. Parkinson's has done all of this and more and ye ordinary miracles bless my every day. Somethings come to mind from an email from 2002 (yes that's right) that I saved and here it is....

A fresh pot of coffee yo didn't make yourself.
An unexpected phone call from an old friend.
Green stoplights on your way to shop.
A good sing along song on the radio.
Your keys right were you looked the first time.
I wish you a day of happiness and perfection-little bite size
pieces of perfection that give you the funny feeling that the Lord is
smiling at you, holding you so gently because you are someone special
and rare.
I wish you a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate the, a day to love them, but an entire life to forget them. Donald F. Boice

My life has been so blessed and today while in the act of giving up and passing on, I remember friends and lovers who have passed on, who gave me such pleasure and memories. One in particular I remember today. For some twenty years we loved like no other and then came cancer and last year at this time he was gone. Just as fast as he had smiled at me and I loved him and he loved me.... he was gone. No I'm not bitter and no I'm not sad. Every minute we were together was intense and meaningful. Thank you Lord for the experience.

In all the rush and scurrying around that surrounds life these days I hope as I pass on the holiday ornaments and traditions to the next generation, I hope they receive the ability to feel passionately about another human being or project and have the will to follow that passion through good and bad. I would wish that they can pray and talk to my Lord and recognize his blessing when it is passed on. Take the Time always to feel the passion and ordinary miracles of life......Happy Holidays Always pokie

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