The Spirit, Refreshed

I remember now… my spirit has been renewed. I look at life once again through the eyes of a child on Christmas Eve. That is how I need to remember why I do what I do. The look of a smile, when someone picks up an angel to hang on their tree. The sparkle, the lights, the glow from within. This is why I make Christmas ornaments, all year. This is why I love what I do. I create for others, to make a little magic. To bring a little joy, to remember what it feels like to be a child, laying under the Christmas tree, looking up at the lights, the sparkles,  glowing…

How did I bring back my spirit? It really just needed refreshing, it had been a bad week or two for me, things were not going real well..I had tickets to see my favorite Christmas band, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. That is all it took. I think this was the 8th time I have seen them in concert, every time it brings tears to my eyes and joy to my heart and ears! Think about the power of music, Music is a gift from God

“It’s every gift that someone gives Expecting nothing back It’s every kindness that we do Each simple little act…

And so it’s good that we remember Just as soon as we’ve discovered That the things we do in life Will always end up touching others”

-Paul O’Neill

Christmas Eve and other Stories

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

“..Equal parts The Who and Charles Dickens….”-The St. Petersburg Times

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