It is almost Christmas. Pantries are being stocked with goodies. Gifts are being wrapped with love. People around us are more friendly – or so it seems. Perhaps, it is that we are in a better frame of mind as we participate in sharing with loved ones. Whatever the reason, I love Christmas and I look forward to spending time with children and grandchildren, watching their anticipation as gifts are handed out. Giving is abundantly good and I derive immense joy as I distribute the gifts that I so carefully shopped for.
I made Christmas cakes this year, as well as chutney and salsa, pickled garlic and hot – hot pickles (for my children with cast iron mouths). I dislike hot, spicy, peppery foods as much as I dislike snowy, cold wintry weather.
I am enjoying spending time with friends and family and am blessed with many of each. I pray you will have the blessing of good folk around you and that Christmas will be a time of much happiness as you celebrate Jesus’ birth.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS everyone!