Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Signing off

I didn’t sleep well last night—holiday anticipation?—and was awake in the early morning hours with weird thoughts. Woke about 7:30 in a funky mood but resolved to get rid of it and enjoy the day. And it worked remarkably well—the power of positive thinking.

Lovely lunch at Nonna Tata with dear friend Melinda, happy hour with good friends and a cheerful present exchange, followed by dinner at the Grill—our usual Tuesday night. Tonight everyone was in a jolly holiday mood, and it was fun. Plus I got quite a bit done today, including my back stretches, some Christmas emails, and the like. Still trying to get the January Poohbah together.

But tomorrow my family will gather—all sixteen of us—and I’m signing off blogging for the duration. Will be back Sunday or Monday night. Meantime I wish all you of you blessed holidays, no matter how and what you celebrate. I personally feel 2016 will be a good year, but I hope it is also a year in which the world makes some progress toward peace. For those of us who celebrate Christmas, let us remember the message is all about love, not war.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow—your God, my God. It doesn’t matter. Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, a Muslim holy day—we all embrace the same basic beliefs. Let us also embrace each other and live in peace.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Bill Crider said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Judy.

Judy Alter said...

And to you too, Bill. I'm sure holidays are still tough for you and will be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

"I always toast to world peace"

Mary Lenn said...

Merry Christmas, Judy. Enjoy your family time.