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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 21, Book 16

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Deep peace of the winter solstice to you.
Deep peace of the falling snow to you.
Deep peace of the love of friends to you.
Deep peace of the gentle deer to you.
Deep peace of the moon and stars to you.

Author Unknown


Winter is a peaceful time of sharing and loving. But winter inspires both joy and woe. Some people can’t wait for the cooler weather, snow, skiing and ice skating, curling up by a fire, and the holiday spirit. You’ll notice a peaceful sort of silence when you walk through the snow, a muffled kind of quiet. 

Others, like me, dislike the frigid temperatures, blizzards, and wild weather. In colder regions like mine, winter often means shoveling, snowblowing, dealing with bad roads, and sometimes unbearable temperatures. 

I may not always like winter, but it is a time to stay in and keep warm and cozy, that is a peaceful feeling in itself.

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments,
embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.

John Boswell

I have always thought of my home as a peaceful place, but with all the sorting out, and packing up to move, it is rather hard to find that peace.  But I know that nothing stays the same and nothing lasts forever.

Finding peace here these days is more of a matter of what is felt in my heart.  I have made peace with what has happened and trying to make the best of it all. Peace can be found no matter the circumstances.

Peace can flourish in our hearts even during a winter storm.   Remember:  home is where the heart is.

Winter is the time for comfort, for
good food and warmth, for the touch
of a friendly hand and for a talk beside
the fire:  it is the time for home.

Edith Sitwell

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


betty said...

So cute with all the snowman art :) It is not always easy to do, but it is a good thing to make peace with what we are dealing with. It does help in the sense it makes our hearts a little less burdened and we just continue to wait on God and his timing, knowing he will always give us the peace that transcends understanding if we just trust in him.



I love the winter solstice. Moving is a chore to be sure. Patience is needed to get the job done.

jack69 said...

Strange isn't it? That as you described one can find peace in the midst of a storm or blizzard....

Mevely317 said...

Interesting perspective -- those who love winter (me) and others (my DH) who loathe it.
Fortunately, I never experienced the sort of winters he endured the first 30 years of his life while in Chicago.

If "home is where the heart is", mine must be confused indeed. I keep shifting between Texas and Alabama. LOL!