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

Author Unknown

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chapter 12, Page 18, Book 08

There are many colors associated with Christmas such as the red of holly berries, of Santa Claus or Father Christmas outfit; the green of fir trees; the gold of candles and stars; the whiteness of snowy fields.
Red is the color that is considered the greatest excitement, and is also the color of the month December. As the religious symbol it stands for fire, blood and charity.
Green is the symbol for nature, youth and the hope of eternal life. It is for this reason that Christmas is a feast of hope, with a newborn child as its central symbol.
White is the religious symbol which stands for light, purity, joy and glory. White is seen in the robes of Christmas angels, in Santa's beard and suit trimmings, as well as in Christmas snow and snow flakes.
Gold stands for sunlight and radiance. It is the color of the christmas stars, tinsel, candles, electric lights.
Many artists show Christ in a pool of light, or with a bright halo around his head.

All is very quiet here at my house this morning. My good cup of coffee is at my side and sure does taste good when it is so very cold out. Today is supposed to be a little warmer with no more snow or rain in sight. It is just a quiet day all around. That is something to be thankful for.

Hope your day is a great one and that you take the time to share those SMILES.
I’m going to try and will see you all in the morning.


Today I wish You a Day of Ordinary Miracles

A fresh pot of coffe you didn’t have to make yourself
An unexpected phone call from an old friend
Green traffic lights on your way to work or shop

I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in
The fastest line at the grocery store
A good sing along on the radio
Your keys right where you look

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 on you
Holding you so gently because
You are someone so special rare

I wish you a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy

‘On Ya’-ma

From Home to home, and heart to heart,
from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas,
brings us closer to each other.
Emily Matthews


Hollie said...

I wish you a day of Ordinary Miracles too. Quiet days are good! Have a good day!

Kathy said...

I hope you get all those things and more today. You deserve them. Have a wonderful day.


Cindi said...

Nice entry...have a great day!

Alice said...

Hi Pam. Quiet days are just fine with me. Much better than the drama days. Enjoy the day and the hot coffee. Now back to my cup :).......

betty said...

I hope you have a good day too Ma! I'm sure you are sharing your smiles with those privileged to share your day with them in real life!

I liked the description of the colors of the season :)

"cold" here too in Southern California with snow in the foothills; saw it while walking Koda this morning; brought back fun memories of Montana days

enjoy your day :)


Jan said...

Another entry full of joy and wisdom ,hope you have a good day keep warm love Jan xx

Jenny said...

I hope your day stays peaceful, the weekend is coming on a pace. We have our carol service this Sunday. Where has the year gone?
Jenny <><

Joan said...

hope you hae a peaceful day nd the weather stays peacful too. LOve Joan