Sunday, December 7, 2014

Really???? Days 35-37

Days 35-37  Really???

(37 is our Day of change)

Let's just take a minute to reflect on life.... do you do that occasionally???
I want to talk about random acts of kindness  for I am still so amazed how we say..... "They do it for their people...."   Well who is "they"? We often ask ourselves that , yes?  And why are we still doing this? It's a shame to see some of the things .

I think there is so much hatred out there.....that said.....there is ALSO so much good. People are doing good everyday and making a difference. If we stop, and let the hatred take over.....SHAME ON ALL OF US....

So for now,  Perform a random act of kindness..... not just around the holidays, but whenever you can.....
Make it contagious.....

Educate your children.  ( Not the education they get in school or from "a school". )
Educate on decent behavior, respecting others, and standing up for something !
Educate, Educate, Educate.

Learn............ Learn everyday, even if you think you know it all.

.... and always take a minute to reflect.

I've said this a million times if not once. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.
DO IT....... 

Peace out....
Enjoy !

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Catch the Spirit ! Day 34


What a long day ! Aren't they all !  It's so nice to see the spirit of the Holidays coming up in the form of  LIGHTS !  I just love the lights this time of year.  As you know, my favorite home to see is the house on SOOY Lane !

I had the most wonderful opportunity to meet the home-owners. Connie Havens and Charles Auchter. I can't believe I was invited into their home. How special was that ??? !!!!

Dec. 1st was the magical day to see the lights for the 1st time this Season......what??? No Lights !!!!!
Beautiful lights were replaced with Rain !  The lights don't go on in the rain and I imagine that there are just so many outside connections and things going on that it would not be good to run them in the rain.  Dec. 2nd..... rain.... Dec. 3rd....rain.... what a crock !

So tonight, on what would have been my Dad's birthday, I took a few minutes to go see the lights on this clear night ! I was once again, blown away ! A few new features added this year. The pics don't even do it justice ! From the precision of the dancing trees to the spectacular music and light show, the house on SOOY Lane is just in a league of its own.  If you are in this area, I urge you to visit the magical lights at SOOY Lane this Season .

Let me see how many times I get to venture over there. On the 21st and 22nd , Santa will be stopping by to hand out hot chocolate too !  
Don't forget the donation box outside. These funds stay local to families touched by Cancer.

Thank you Connie and Charles for sharing this beautiful vision with us! Thank you for inviting me into your home.  What a joy it is to see the lights. For me, it is so calming and relaxing. Tonight I ventured out there alone, to have my time with the lights and do my few minutes ...... I was in anticipation since Thanksgiving ! ( well really since last year... LOL)

....and the photo below is of the house next door. The only thing they have up is the light in this window..... I couldn't get that close but if you can focus on it , you will see it is the "leg" lamp from
 A CHRISTMAS STORY.....gotta love it...... it's FRAGILE ( or  FRA-GIL-A )  LOL
Talk again..... Catch the Spirit of the Holidays and venture out to explore .......
Enjoy !

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The holiday hurry ! Days 28-33

"The holiday hurry!" Days 28-33

Wow ! Why does it seem like as soon as Halloween hits...the year seems to fly by like a shot !
Thanksgiving was great this year. Got to celebrate it twice !  That's always special to have time with different family members and friends.....

Remember Sunday is our Day of change..... (That was my 2nd TG dinner with family, too !)

These few days were quite interesting....

Got to watch a couple of sunrises, met a few ducks as they blocked the road for me to cross.... and even had the wonderful opportunity to meet the owner of the house on SOOY Lane. So excited that it will be up again this Season. The first night was supposed to be the 1st, but as it rained, the lights were dark...and it rained the past couple of days, too.

I will be reporting on those lights as soon as I can see them lit. Let's hope tomorrow eve. will be the night to light !

We started our Javita weight loss challenge this week too.... and we will be talking about that too !

Today the trees were lit in both Philadelphia and New York.... will be taking the NY trip on the 15th !
Looking forward.....

Here is Mariah, singing at the tree ceremony.....

Find that extra special thing to do, perform a random act of kindness, exercise (even if it's just a little), and spread the Holiday Spirit all year long !