This is a wonderful time of year. I'm enjoying great times with friends (book group tonight), looking forward to parties and family gatherings, feeling extra love spilling over my already full heart.
Tonight after book group I drove around for a while, taking pictures of Christmas lights. I just love them.
I played around a little, to get different effects.
Mostly I just enjoyed imagining the love and fun that will be happening inside so many houses, around so many beautiful Christmas trees and dining tables.
At the same time, there are many houses that will not be having fun. Some people just won't have fun because they are in bad times or bad life situations. Others have had tragedies happen. Tonight I followed a blog to a blog to a blog and read about an 8-year-old boy who died today of a brain tumor. How incredibly tragic for them! I pray for that family, the out-of-synch families, and anyone who will be alone, sad, cold, hungry or unhappy this Christmas. May the rest of us learn how to spread and share the joy.