Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Christmas Gift to You

I want to wish everyone who reads this post, especially all of you lovely ladies who blog with me regularly, all the wonderful talented women out there who have encouraged and inspired me, and all the ladies who "BELIEVE" in me even when I don't believe in myself, "Thank You".

When a negative economy encompasses a nation as ours has over the past year, everyone becomes affected in a different way. Some a little and some a lot. Millions of people are without jobs, homes and food this season. Thousands of families are without their loved ones while they fight to keep our country safe. If you can give a little love to those in need, a kind word, a small donation, bringing food to a local food bank or just remembering to say "thank you" or "good morning", it will make a huge difference in someone's life. In turn, it will put a huge smile on your face and fill your heart with joy beyond measure.

Giving to others has always brought me the most happiness throughout my life. This year I have decided to give my love, kindness and good will to my friends instead of wrapped presents. A hug, a telephone call, a congratulations on a job well done, an encouraging email, or just a simple, "I love you" works like magic. And if you know me, you know, I'm all about "Magic"!

With that being said I will close this blog post by thanking all of you for the kindnesses, your encouragement, and your inspiration to continue creating treasures in the upcoming year.

May your holiday be a joyful one and you receive all the love you deserve.

Love, Cathy


Julie said...

What a lovely post, Cathy...and what perfectly lovely thoughts--thank-you for them. There is so much to be grateful for--even now--you're so right. Having a thankful heart is so important and you've expressed that so beautifully.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Looking forward to all the beautiful things you share in the coming year!

Nancy said...

Sweet Cathy,
What a Beautiful Post! Yes, you are all about Magic Cathy, the Magic that comes deep from within your Heart! Thank~you and I wish you a Beautiful Holiday!
Bug Huggs!

stefanie said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas filled with Joy and new precious memories.

The Urban Chic said...

Cathy, thank you for the wonderful gift. That is what I gave this year also--a gift that keeps on giving. I have enjoyed the beautiful things you make and someday hope to buy some. Merry Christmas, Pat

Connie said...

Very, very well said, sweetpea. Hubs and I are not doing the "presents" thing anymore. I have all I NEED and just about all my WANTS so I am truly blessed by our Lord.

Merry Christmas to you and the hubs and thank you for being a blogging friend, sugar.


Miss Rhea said...

Merry Christmas Cathy !! Hope this New Year will be a Blessed one for you and your family !! :):)

Elyse said...

hi cathy,

i agree with your lovely post.

wishing you a very merry christmas!


Brushed By An Angel said...

Cathy, a beautiful thought, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

twinkleshabbystar said...

Beautiful Cathy!!! Christmas Blessings! XO,Jenn

Pieceful Bits said...

Such a sweet post! I find I am much more thankful and willing to give a kind word this year also. Have a sweet glittery Christmas (~~) Julie

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Right back at you Sweetie! Thank you for gracing me with your lovely comments too!