Sparkling (a haiku)

Sparkling RedSparkling balls so red
Midst the glow of lights so bright
In the pines so green

~Mark Schutter ©2014

Not Afraid to Say It!

Merry Christmas #1It is the end of the first day of December 2014 and I am not afraid to say it or shout it from the rooftops!  Merry Christmas!  I am not against Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings but there is only one holiday this season that makes me happy and that is Christmas!

Photo uploaded to Photobucket by: redwine-n-strawberries

So throughout the month I will randomly post pictures of Christmas and hopefully they will give you a little joy.  Remember, to pause in the midst of the busyness of shopping, cooking, gift-giving, present wrapping, tree hunting, ornament hanging, decorating, singing carols and everything else, to just breathe and give thanks.  There is a reason behind Christmas and I leave you with words of truth from ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ by Dr. Seuss;

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!