take a look around

in the still of the night

in the quiet of the storm

take a look around…

and tell yourself that nothing will ever bring you down

again.

something big is happening

can you feel it

things will never be the same

again.

this is life

this love

this is the moment.

this is life

this love

and here you are.

this is life

this is love

keeps you going in the dark

from the very first time you feel

the touch

the sound

the spark.

this is life.

hugs n’ blessings for all those taking a look around.

when all roads eventually lead to pierogies…

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes.

And when they come from the heart – well…

THAT’s just an extra-special blessing indeed!

This past Christmas Season my cousin blessed me with one such gift.

One of THE most surprising & wonderful gifts I could have hoped to receive!

Homemades.

Homemade pierogies!!

And lucky me, with the onset of Winter Storm Elliot whipping across our North Eastern part of the Country, accompanied by the”shelter in place” advisory – it became the perfect opportunity to stay snuggled inside and enjoy this very thoughtful treat with my Cuppycake!

Trust me!

BOTH of our hearts were filled to the rim as we devoured their warm deliciousness.

It was no wonder then, when fellow blogger Stacy @ WTF? (Where’s the faith?) launched her more recent post, that it immediately grabbed my attention!

My Pierogi Trail Wish to you in the New Year

I’ve often said and do truly believe – the gifts we receive which are often times the most impactful are the ones given from the heart!

And Stacy always writes from the heart!

I do hope you will spend some time reading Stacy’s post. Simply click on the link above! Or the embedded article is below. Either way I do know you will enjoy her site and if you would, please kindly let her know you stopped by. I promise it will warm both your hearts when you do!

hugs n’ blessings for all the heartfelt things we share with one another!

christmas card

St. Anthony, St. Anthony, turn around. Find for me what must be found!

No matter how many times I prayed this simple, yet powerful, prayer it still remained lost. The “it” misplaced was/is my 36 year old Christmas Card address journal. Every year, at the beginning of each December, I have cherished looking over this book containing all the various address relocations, last-name changes and fond remembrances of loved ones who had successfully made it to Heaven, throughout the past year. Names and addresses which had spand across over 3 memory-filled decades – containing the data for the only correspondence (sometimes) exchanged from year to year.

Each important. Each loved.

Each prayed over as I address an envelope.

Luckily, there was some discovered grace in the knowledge that I still had my purchase log which clued me in on how many cards to order; however, despite this worth-while information – those 142 important names and addresses remained misplaced. I prayed my way through recreating the journal as best as possible, but still worry over the few I may have missed. So I extend my warm thoughts and best wishes if perhaps that was you – while also (additionally) including my many cyber-space friends too!

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