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it’s the monday giggles….

Perhaps you’ve heard…

I’ve been traveling The Road to Recovery these past many weeks.

That’s because 2019 literally ended with a BANG!

SERIOUSLY.

Into a telephone pole.

The good news is…the telephone pole lost.

As a result, I have been spending the beginning of this NEW year working on trying to reset my life physically and mentally – back to the point of feeling normal again.

My injuries have provided lots of down-time to reflect,

to be introspective,

and to work at strengthening myself ~

body, mind and soul!

Here are just a few of the important things I’ve compiled for this

“strength-training”

I’ve designed for myself

AND

they come with an OPEN INVITATION to join me, should you feel compelled to strengthen your own self, too!

(REPEAT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.)

Pray even more and with greater passion.

Don’t sit on the couch and wait for life to happen.

Go out.

Make a change.

Smile more.

Be excited!

Do new things.

Throw away anything resembling cluttering.

Say goodbye, (while wearing your new persistent smile,) to negative people.

*This includes the passive-aggressive ones.

Go to bed early.

Wake up early.

Be fierce.

Don’t EVER engage in – nor permit – gossip to happen in your presence.

Show more gratitude.

Do things that are challenging.

Be brave.

And remember,

(should you care to join me,)

the VERY good news behind this 2020 action list is :

none of these items require, in any manner, the need for

Kale!

I repeat…

hugs and blessings to all my plant eating friends; but most especially, to all those who have been supportively walking this “Road to Recovery” with me!

love can come in STRANGE disguises

it’s monday…but no giggles today (well, maybe just a few.)

Hugs & blessings has been quiet as of late.

But, I do hope to be more present very soon.

Recovering from an auto-accident I’ve spent this Advent Season

healing,

grieving,

and

appreciating all the grace I’ve received during this period of convalescing.

“You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers, the night is far gone, the day is near.” Romans 13: 11-12

During Advent we hear the secret of God’s love within us. We have long felt the stirrings of the Life within – the kicks and leaps of God in us yearning to be born. And God will come – poor and hungry, a child wrapped in swaddling cloths.

Will we make room for Him?

Each of us is an Innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus.

See Luke 2:7

There is undoubtedly a Christmas tree in our home, our lights are strung and glowing, our pantries are full, and we are ready to entertain family and friends – but have we made room to feed and welcome the Stranger who comes unannounced?

These STRANGE-ones came unannounced.

But I am so very glad they did!

Giggles.

Bearing great joy they arrived one by one, to set up my home with Christmas glee when I was unable. God filled them (and those whose were not captured in these photos) with good things, who reigned down compassion upon me this Advent Season.

It is not easy to relinquish control.

But I am so grateful to have let go and let Love in.

I hope to be back more regularly again very soon!

But until then I continue to send you my hugs n’ my blessings….may you too welcome the Stranger in this Christmas Season – and be grateful each time that you do!

Favorite Christmas Stories

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(Meet us there for a favorite Christmas story!)

hugs and blessings for scrolling over to read along with Oma and her little, and not so little, friends!