AFTER so many months away from all of you, it seems as though we are coming home again. I’m so glad to be back with you.
Much has happened here in my corner of the world since I bid you a temporary farewell. For one thing, Dan and I moved from our 3,000 square-fo0t house to one that’s not quite 1,250. For another, I’m more behind on my work than ever. Guess I’m distracted by the wonderful (make that: magnificent!) lighted decorations on every house in our neighborhood except two–one of which is ours. Even more, I’m joyfully distracted by living close to my two grandbabies.
I love to hear the strains of songs about the love and generosity and joy expressed at this time of year. (I could do without Grandma getting run over by a reindeer, though. Just thinking about it makes me ache all over.)
I know that many of you could, and are, echoing my enjoyment of this blessed season. And I know something else: every one of us could do something to make our world a better place.
Beauty and music and holy miracles are where we want to focus right now. There are already way too many criticisms and discouragements being hurled around. Way too many tears being shed. Far too much injustice.
But let us enjoy today. And this week. Let us rejoice in this blessed time.
But as we enjoy, let us remember that today is the day we can begin to improve the world.
I’m so glad we’re back together again!
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.”