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Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
C.S. Lewis

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday - Say Merry Christmas

This is for all our children - the ones we are so lucky to still have in our lives and the twenty little angels and six heroes we lost on Friday.




THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

“Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.”
  Catherine M. Wallace - Author.poet, essay


Let's still give Christmas away this year. . .


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40 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Merry Merry Christmas! I say it all the time! The time you spend with children and listening is very important. It starts when they are young but goes on forever. Hope your Sunday is a wonderful one!

Sandra said...

take heed to these words, i am a mom who did not listen very well.. to late now but not if your kids are still small. MERRY CHRISTMAS

Shelly said...

Merry Christmas, my friend, Merry Christmas.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

First, THANK YOU for carrying-on. By posting Joy, we counteract some of the Sadness and Darkness of Spirit of our world. Thank you!

Oh yes, listen to the little stuff the little ones tell you. And hope they thus, continue to confide in you, later. When it can become "big stuff."

That corgi :) said...

Merry Merry Christmas! I so agree about listening to little ones and engaging them in conversation!!

have a good day Sandie!

betty

Granny Annie said...

Oops, I am pretty sure Christ would not tell us to walk past the store. It is my belief he would tell us to walk right in filled with kindness and love.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I LOVE listening to the Little Men... I think it is easier to find the time to listen to grandchildren... ;) blessings ~ tanna

thisisme said...

Thank you for this today, Sandie. I so agree with listening to the little ones. That is so important because, as you say, these things are very important to them at the time. Still feeling quite stunned by what happened to those poor little children really. Sending hugs to you my friend.

Charlotte Wilson said...

Sandie,
Your words are so true. So important to listen to the little children.Makes me think that if someone had listened to the man who shot all of those children in CT maybe they would all still be alive.

Wanda's Wings said...

It is so important to listen to our kids. Merry Christmas my friend.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an uplifting post in this difficult time. Thank you Auntie - your blog makes such a difference.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

perfect quote. ( :

Bev said...

Wonderful post Sandi!! Yes let's carry one...

SavannahGranny said...

AMEN!!

The Boston Lady said...

Sandie, you couldn't have found a better quote. It is so true, The seeds of good communication between parent in child are sowed when they are small. We often forget in the hustle and bustle of life to just listen. Ann

barbara l. hale said...

That's a wonderful quote and so true.

Jackie said...

Sandie...I am just so so moved by this. You are one very special lady.

Please try my email since I can't get yours to work.

jackie-hooper at yahoo .com

♥ Big Hugs ♥

Jackie said...

Ewwwww... that should be...


jackie_hooper

It is an underscore and not a dash.

Life 101 said...

Merry Christmas.

Say What? said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Ms. A said...

I absolutely agree with that quote.

A Quiet Corner said...

That first quote about listening is so true...most important!...:)JP

Ann said...

Very wise words. I wasn't always so good at listening to the small stuff

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A very Merry Christmas to you my sweet friend! I love that quote. Watching my daughter with Tiger this last few days and how she and Blake listen to Tiger and respond to him makes me so happy. They are truly wonderful parents.
hugs, Linda

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. This is a beautiful post and a wonderful reminder to all of us.
http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/

Catherine said...

We for sure have to make every moment count.
xo Catherine

Jim said...

Good advice Sandy. Relationships of all kinds grow stronger with mutual respect and love (as Audrey pointed out,agape love).

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Yeah.. Festives are especially for kids..

You know here in Kerala we will be getting a fortnight holiday for Xmas.. But being a banker now, I feel so sad.. No holiday.. No play.. :(

Starry Dawn said...

Good Morning, Sandie, dear friend,
I am so moved by this post...
You always bring words of wisdom in your messages.
This one is so very special about children in our lives.
We ought to listen to them.
One is so blessed to have them around on daily basis.
Anyway, I take this opportunity to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with your dear family and loved ones!
Have a blessed time, Sandie!
Thank you for visiting my sites, offering your heartfelt comments and replying to my emails!
You are a super friend, Sandie.
God may always touch your lives with many blessings!
All the Best,
Poet Starry.

Betsy Adams said...

Very nice post, Sandie... Let's never forget to continue to pray for those families in Connecticut... They can use all of the prayer we can give them.

Hugs,
Betsy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

YOU are such an awsome Grandma to send your Grandson a book EVERY month!!

SweetMarie said...

Such great advice! Miss you!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Very wise words! I'm still praying for the folks in Newtown. So sad.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I agree with the others. This was such a nice post and I loved the pictures of the little ones!
Merry Christmas, my friend. You have a way of touching People's hearts
Love,
Mona

Debbie said...

Wonderful, wonderful advice Sandie.

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh so very true! Stop by today if you have time.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh what babies must think when we plop them down on the lap of those store Santas. Can you imagine?!!

Stephanie said...

Oh this sentiment is so true! Sometimes it's hard to slow down and really hear all the little one;s have to say, but it is so importatn.

Happy holidays to you and yours.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a beautiful post.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very sweet Sandie. ((HUGS))