Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tis the Season to Give
I've been having a lot of fun making and giving wreaths away! It feels so good to get out in the fresh air and pick different kinds of boughs and plants to put into the wreaths. Then I craft the wreaths and hang them up around the house outside. Each time I go somewhere, I take along a wreath (or two or three or maybe even four)! When I go for a walk, I bring along a wreath to share with a neighbor. When I drive to work, I throw in a few for co-workers and friends who have been good to me. It's a fun, inexpensive way of saying "thank you" that lasts a long time.
For the first time, I was asked to join a little party of women and help them make wreaths! I was just a little bit nervous! They are all crafters from way back! I'm not artistic at all! Well, it was a fun day and I met lots of neat ladies from all over our area. I had such a great time. I was awed at the wreaths the women made and the decor they arrayed them with! Oh they were gorgeous. I learned a lot more than I taught!
We tend to feel stressed out about this time of the year. We have a "status" of gifts we want to live up to. Truth be told, the best gifts in life are not bought with money. Probably one of the best gifts we can give somebody we love is time, understanding and extra grace. May peace reign in your hearts this holiday season :-)