Wishing it Could Always Be Christmas

Bing and BowieOver the past few months there has been so much heavy duty stuff on my Facebook feed and in my emails and twitter it was beginning to get me down but over the past few days I have seen happy messages and good news which seems to balance it out a bit.  Then today I went into the grocery store for a couple of things including cedar boughs for decorating and between the smell of the cedar and the Christmas music I ended up buying stuff for Christmas stockings and found myself singing with the music.  It would be so nice to have that light giving spirit upon us all the time.

The good news and messages included some I will share with you.  This John Lewis ad was particularly wonderful.

Then there was Mog’s Christmas Calamity from Sainsbury.

Today I saw an announcement from my Prime Minister and it made my week for sure.  Canada will be welcoming 25000 Syrian refugees.  10,000 of those in December and the remainder before the end of February.  Once again I am proud to be Canadian.

Then to top it all off is this wonderful meeting of the old and new.  Bing and Bowie.  

Thursday marks the marketing beginning of the season and Sunday is the first day of Advent.

May all your wishes come true and may the messages of joy and good will continue to follow us through the season and into the new year.


About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (www.riverofhopeenterprises.com), I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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2 Responses to Wishing it Could Always Be Christmas

  1. blondieaka says:

    I also like the feeling the joy of Christmas brings……the christmas smells, Carol’s and Christmas number one’s throughout the years all mix together and give me that lovely warm feeling and yes it is such shame we can’t replicate that feeling throughout the year. But enjoy that feeling and have a lovely yuletide 🙂

  2. It would be wonderful to have the “Christmas spirit” all year long. We can try to carry it through with our positive attitude.

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