A Moment of Peace

As I write this, the first major snow of the season is falling in southeast Michigan. Christmas songs are playing on my tablet. There is a pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove. Calder is on his cat tree and playing with the toy that hangs on a string from the top. I’m thinking I will build a fire in the fireplace and start decorating the house for Christmas. It’s a day I’m feeling blessed.

This post will be published in a couple of weeks on Christmas Eve. Between now and then, I will be faced with the stresses that tend to, unfortunately, accompany the holiday season. To get me through those trials, I’ll use memories of this day to help settle my mind and find some peace.

Today reminds me of how Calder looks when he’s sleeping under the Christmas tree.  It’s an image that says all seems right with the world. And in the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood on our shared planet Earth, I wish for you to experience moments of peace, like I have today, during the holiday season and throughout the coming year.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Peace and joy to you and yours!

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