with a tail as big as a kite…
Today’s picture is the top of our family Christmas tree – topped with who else but Poncho! You should recognize him from a few Fridays ago when he was hanging out with Ed the skeleton in Cobalt’s car. Anyway yes, I thought I would do a festive picture for today seeing as the holidays are… well… right now!
The winter holidays are a busy time for me. First of all, I was raised Christian so I have a lot of Christmas traditions I like to follow. Many include seeing family and friends and catching up on each other’s lives. Many others include a lot of singing. On top of that, I love love love giving presents to help people in need. Buy a book or a cuddly stuffed animal for a child in need’s Christmas present? Um… yes. Give a large tip to a waitress or waiter in a random restaurant somewhere on a random evening? Exciting! Donate 25 lbs of food to feed a family for the holidays? Sign me up. It just gives me so much joy to think about the looks on people’s faces when they see my gifts to them. I love playing a part in cheering up the world. As much as I love cheering up the world, I think it is important to think about those who have lost loved ones during the holiday season. So I also spend this time remembering and honoring those who have died and offering the gifts of love and compassion to those who need it.