It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Chapter 12, Page 7, Book 13

Sleigh bells ring 
are you listening 
 in the lane 
snow is glistening 
 A beautiful sight 
 we're happy tonight 
 walking in a winter wonderland 

Written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Through the decades it has been recorded by over 150 different artists.  Due to its seasonal theme, Winter Wonderland is often regarded as a Christmas song in the Northern Hemisphere, although the holiday itself is never mentioned in the lyrics. There is a mention of sleigh bells several times, implying that this song refers to the Christmas period.

Some of the happiest times I can remember were those that didn’t cost anything.  Just being alive in the moment with those you love can mean everything !

During this season of the year, when shopping and buying often take center stage, why don't we decide to focus on being satisfied in our present circumstances.

Snow is in the forecast ... Bundle up and enjoy the fun, glamour and beauty of the holidays.  And of course remember the reason for season…

The pictures today are from our walk through one of our metro parks light displays last year.


jack69 said...

Those words tick out as a recording playing as we look at Christmas displays. What a wonderful time of the year.... Thanks... Yes some of the best times cost nothing.


I LOVE that song. Great pictures of the children in the park.

betty said...

I like that song; I hope you don't get too much snow Ma, but I guess it is December so to be expected. We are getting rain today, which is always welcomed in our region. Cute pictures from last year's light displays!


Jean said...

It was in the 80's here yesterday and down to 46 today, I think it will warm back up again tomorrow. I wish some of your snow would blow down this away. Lol. Take care, Jean