Counting my Blessings

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Traditional though it may be, I really don’t want to waste the time and energy reviewing my year.  If I’m patient a day or two, WordPress will do it for me, and those of you who’ve put up with me all this time deserve better.  What I do want to do is to say a heartfelt thanks to all of you!  It’s been a good year for me and I have many reasons to count my blessings.  Please know that all of you out there number among them.

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You probably don’t need to look very hard to realise that I’m sharing the beauty of my daughter’s tree.  The hand-made trimmings give it away.  It helps to keep her near to me.  Sentimental old fool!

Not all of us have had such a happy year, yet most of us are survivors.  One such lady, whose beautiful post this morning caught my eye, deserves some Christmas love.  I hope that you are all as prepared as you need to be to spend a joyful Christmas.

 

110 comments

  1. Thanks Jo I clicked on one of your followers commenters.
    I thought what would some ones blog be like who put in a Bing Crosby video.
    You have lots of nice followers with good taste attracted to your blog,

    1. Heather is a lovely lady, Jack! One of those blogs I don’t get to very often, and there are too many of them, but life just isn’t long enough some weeks. 😦 Glad you found each other, and thanks for your visit 🙂 G’day! 🙂

      1. I know the feeling. There is enough is time but I need to play at other things as well and I need my sleep to recharge my batteries. “You beaut, you are picking up the Aussie lingo., G’day to you too.:-)

  2. Happy Christmas, Jo! What a beautiful post. James and I want you to know that we count you as one of our blessings. Thank you for all your fun and thoughtful posts and comments you’ve shared throughout the year … you always make us smile. Wishing you all the best in the New Year. ~Terri

    1. Merry Christmas, Terri 🙂 I love the way Christmas rolls around the world for all our blogging friends. Hope that you and James are having a special one, and my very best wishes to you both in 2016.

  3. Lovely post Jo nice sentiments and gorgeous decorations, what a clever and artistic daughter you have. I have really enjoyed strolling around with you and your wonderful wanderers from all over the world, what a great idea your Monday walks are. I’m looking forward to what 2016 will bring I know it will be interesting. Hope you are having a relaxing Christmas day now all the preparation is over. And just flop tomorrow….

    1. Merry Christmas, Pauline! (and Jack 🙂 ) You are the first person I’ve said merry Christmas to in ‘real time’. My 2 are still slumbering upstairs. Yesterday was quite manic at the outset, with a present that hadn’t arrived in the post and me sploshing through howling gales to buy another. But it turned out well in the end, with our son cooking us a very nice Eve meal, and a glass or two. I’m good to go now, with just that dinner to cook and a lot of love and smiles. It will be just about over for you, hon. This funny old world! Sending love across the miles 🙂

      1. What a drama for you with the non-arrival of a present. Pleased all ended ok Boxing Day now and raining, love it, so indoors catching up with my lovely blog friends. Love to you and best wishes for 2016

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