Saturday, December 20, 2014
Something to ponder in all the busyness~
While most will be running from store to store today, finishing up their holiday shopping, I will be attending the funeral of a life taken too soon. It really hits home this time of year. The second year in a row I have had to witness a dear friend bury their beloved child.
That brings me to the question above. What REALLY is important? The perfectly decorated tree? The perfect vignette for a blog post? The perfect gift? 1000 followers? I could go on and on. It truly is something to ponder.
While I have enjoyed all the perfectly decorated trees, the holiday fashion posts, the yummy holiday recipes, the one thing I will take away from it all is that in the end...none of that matters the minute a loved one is taken from you. Someone else is suffering, whether from illness, loss of a job, or being miles away from home.
So, this will be my last post prior to Christmas (not that I post everyday anyhow, only when I have time and feel it is something worth sharing). I will be spending my time with loved ones, friends, and maybe even the stranger that just needs a smile or a door held for them.
I know beneath all that pretty, for some, is a whole different picture. May we pray and remember those who are hurting or in need this season.
Merry Christmas Everyone! May God bless you in the New Year!!