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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Blogmas 2023: 12/5

Today's Blogmas post has me taking care of my Poinsettia!  I think Poinsettias are so pretty and try to get one each holiday season if possible.

Mondays are my day of the week to water house plants and give them a bit of TLC so that's what I did early this morning.  

As I spent a few minutes giving this poinsettia a close examination, checking it's leaves and its overall condition, I couldn't help but drink in its beauty and simplicity.  It's the little things!

With continued care I hope this pretty plant will go on thriving and giving me joy until after the holidays are over.

Why I do Blogmas:  

It's no secret that I love everything about Christmas!  From the day after Thanksgiving till the last box of Christmas decor is packed away and put back in storage for the next year, I love every bit of it!   My husband and I are senior citizens who generally spend the holiday season alone.  While we do have lots of very good friends and our church family nearby, all of our children live far, far away and have children of their own to make holiday memories with within their own homes.  They are very thoughtful to include us in as much as possible via technology and we are so grateful to them for going beyond the extra mile to include us.  

I started doing Blogmas because I had a choice, either lose myself in sorrow over what I could not change or embrace the love I have for the season and share it with others.   I chose to share my joy in the journey not only with my children and grandchildren long-distance, but with others who love the season as I do and who just might find themselves spending the holidays alone as well. I hope in some small way you get a glimpse of holiday joy through these Blogmas posts and that it spills over into your life this holiday season!

Meet you back here tomorrow!

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  1. I think I bought a sickly one this year. It has dropped most of it's leaves and now the petals are falling off. Most years they last all through the season.

    1. Lana, oh no! That has happened to me in the past too!