Astonishing Love……



There are a lot of sad things in the world today. But the saddest thing I can think of, at this moment, is when a person is “astonished” by another persons generosity or caring gesture. What does it say about the world when another person being generous or kind creates a feeling of astonishment in us?

I really have nothing left to say at the moment….I just want to think about this.

Be the change you want to see………




“Compassion is something that whether you see it or you don’t….it brings a tear to your eye. I pray my tears are more from seeing than not.” ~ C.F. Martin

“Compassion is an alternate perception.” ~ M.C. Richards

Peace and Love to you all today~Christine

Tis The Season


Finally! Finally it is starting to feel a little like Christmas! I love the Christmas season and yes I am one of those people who will start decorating right after thanksgiving, if I can! Sometimes vacations have gotten in the way causing me to be a little late to the party, but this year a beast of a different kind stopped the show!

I came down with pneumonia! Well I have never had this particular illness and had no idea that I would be so flipping exhausted! WOW! And to top it off the 4 days before my becoming ill I was mostly at the hospital because my 2-year-old granddaughter AND my 4-year-old grandson had pneumonia and RSV! She was the one hospitalized. They are both doing better now. But I was driving back and forth daily to help out my daughter who was at the hospital and had a bad sinus infection! Whew! That is a lot! As soon as the baby was released I was diagnosed with a large mass on my right lung. I am now being treated for pneumonia and we are hoping that is what the mass is! Doc is just not sure…we will see! I mean we are sure I have pneumonia, just can’t tell from the x-ray if the mass is the pneumonia or something else. So we will do follow-up x-rays.  As you can see this has been an eventful season so far but for all the wrong reasons!

OK….enough about the downer stuff! Here is what I am feeling today!

GRATEFUL! LOVING! COMPASSION! I am seeing/feeling so much love this holiday season! Maybe I am more receptive to it this season than in others, I am sure that is true, but it is awesome to see so many people reaching out to others!


Do you know that I have been through the Starbucks drive thru 2 times in the last month when the person in front of me bought my drink for me?! I love it! They have given me the opportunity to buy the people behind me drinks! Pay it forward and RAK’s all at once!

Today my oldest granddaughter, Christa, is coming over to help me with my 3rd youngest granddaughter Bella. I had previously promised Bella she could spend the night, I could not disappoint her! 4 yr olds do not understand grandma is sick! So they are coming over and we are going to have a quiet afternoon and evening decorating the Christmas tree! I am so blessed! And I have no problem asking for help….especially when that means I get to see 2 of my granddaughters!

My wish for you this December weekend is to feel as blessed as you are!