Sunday, December 20, 2009

wishing one another well

less is more in our home for the holidays. simple. quiet. a few candles, wreathes, and a small sparkly tree outside the window. no children or grandchildren. it seems in retrospect that much of the holiday spirit that i've created and shared was centered in my classroom for all-all-all those years with all-all-all those darling young ones.
so now, i will post my good wishes to those of you who visit here, encourage here, share here: all in THE spirit.

while sorting through my files, i found the above photo of a tree of ours from one of the first holidays in our house so long ago, and written on a slip of paper with this quotation:

"Let the winds come singing here,
Let the clouds with rainbows greet
and most comfortably embrace
the people of my life,
the ones who own my heart.
And let us....each one...
wish one another well

and may we celebrate each day's goodness (and each day's new postings and visitors) with deep gratitude!


  1. Thank you for the wonderful post.
    Have a very Merry Christmas.

  2. your words of friendship are very special here...blessings to you and yours this holiday!

  3. What a beautiful verse ... and I do wish you well and joy and peace.

  4. Thank you for reminding us about simplicity and gratitude. The very best holidays to you, Neva! May the New Year be full of health and creativity.

  5. we are so kids, quiet low key, simple! and filled with lots of love. your sweet poem expresses it so beautifully and I give such thanks for you! love and blessings! Buon Natale, mi amica itialia!

  6. thank you 4: the wishes. the friendship. the photos. the spirit.

    Would love to spend more time, but I have to go out and DO!

  7. There are those days when you read the old beloved familiar blogs and then there are the days the Universe points you in a new direction. The sign at elk's place told me to come here, and I am in love. teehee. An unexpected Christmas gift.

    Merry Christmas from a new reader.

    :) Debi

  8. Sprinkling good wishes from my blog to yours! Hope the festive season is awesome and you are surrounded by those you love.

  9. So nice to ready.. You are a neat lady :-) Happy Holidays! m.a.

  10. Merry Christmas and simply joys to you and those you treasure :)

    Hugs, Kimmie

  11. Lovely combination of photo and words...says it all...Happy Holidays
    Looking forward to 2010 and more blogging!
    Mary Ann

  12. Beautiful words from someone with a beautiful spirit! Thank you for embracing us as generously as you do. It means so much!
    Happy holidays and much joy!

  13. Beautiful blog!!!
    Merry Christmas to you, Gina!

  14. What a wonderful Post. I trust you had a beautiful dayin its simplicity but so full of emotion, Nancy. We had very few decorations also and I only put them in place Christmas Eve.

  15. Such beautiful lines, "let the winds come singing here"
    Do you know who's quote it is, or is it yours? Blessings to you on this day approaching a new year, roxanne

  16. roxanne...the quote is from so long ago, i can't remember, but i THINK it's a native american piece. haven't been able to trace it.
    blessings to you as well, in THE SPIRIT!

  17. Happy holidays to you to Nancy!!