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Tuesday, December 01, 2015


Absolutely beautifully written! I needed to read this today and I find myself closer to living by this everyday. This is the first year I've not had Christmas ornaments and I was very upset about it, at first...wondering how am I going to afford them when I'm struggling to keep the lights on. But I wanted to make sure my son remembers this Christmas and it's true meaning. As I was thinking of how we could decorate the tree, I remembered my mom telling me about her tree growing up in W.VA with 11siblings, dirt poor. Once I was done lamenting and even coveting what my tree Used to l look like I got creative. I realized I have plenty of string, popcorn, fruit loops and construction paper. My tree is now adorned with colorful paper chains, strings of popcorn and fruit loops and I wouldn't have it any other way bc my son and I did it together ( mostly me, actually but he felt so proud of his contribution). He tells people about our tree and that ,"you can eat it". It's a beautiful thing to think outside the box and not get caught up in this season's selfishness. Thank you for sharing, Anna.

Oh, I love it! That sounds like a beautiful tree! Thanks for sharing this with me! I'm sorry you're going through a rough time, but it sounds like you're a dreamer and you'll come through it by starting where you are and using what you have! ! Merry Christmas!

Beautiful as always. As we retire, we are definitely going to have to use what we have and learn to live on what we are blessed with. We could not be m ore excited about our new venture and loving life and each other more than ever.

Indeed! I'm excited for your new adventure!

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