Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Magic Of Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve. The most enchanted day of the year. 51 years later and I still feel that little girl stirring inside me. Excited and joyful and optimistic. Such is the magic of this day.


Between 9 PM Christmas Eve and 2 AM Christmas morning, there is something so tender, so mesmerizing and so promising about those hours. In that fleeting period, a peacefulness sweeps across the land that is without equal. Warmth envelopes our hearts, compassion rises to the surface and we recognize that we all have similar dreams and hopes and vulnerabilities and fears. Every single one of us on a comparable journey; one that we don’t always understand.

When Christmas Eve arrives, it brings with it the greatest gift of all: harmony.

May we all carry that gift with us into every day of the year.



Peace, love and joy to all of you.


30 comments:

  1. How magical and beautiful the very spirit of Christmas I missed you Girl, money problem on my side prevents me from being on internet, all the joy in the world to you and yours, the best Christmas ever, xoxoxo and isn't it just like you to put one the best Christmas song ever, and one that makes me cry every time I hear it, oh Girl stay happy, and have the best Christmas ever xoxoxo

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    1. Lorraine, thank you so much. It's always a joy to see you here. I hope you have a beautiful day today. xo

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  2. Peace Joy and Love to you my dear Girl and to all those who love you, and those whom you love.

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! And to all of your and your loved ones, as well. xo

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  3. It's a lovely post full of hope and good things, have that wonderful, magical Christmas Eve Martha!

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  4. Hugs and kisses to you and everyone at your house this Christmas! That's one of my favourite carols, too.

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    1. Hugs and kisses to you, Debra! I hope you are having a wonderful time this Christmas weekend.

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  5. O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song :) Loved it with Carrie Underwood!

    I was just remarking to the cashier at Wal-Mart this morning how it quiets down for a bit on Christmas Eve through Christmas Day and then the rush starts back up again the day after Christmas, but just for a bit, things truly do seem peaceful, less rushed, less stress, harmony indeed. (and its good to know that Wal-Mart as well as a lot of other grocery stores here are closed on Christmas).

    Merry Christmas Martha and the most wonderful man!

    betty

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    1. There does seem to be something very special about Christmas Eve. I love how everything just quiets down and a sense of harmony surrounds us. I wish it went on year round!

      Merry Christmas, Betty!

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  6. Well said and perfect song. Merry Christmas.

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  7. May your Christmas be filled with love and magic and may all your wishes come true.

    Merry Christmas!

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  8. Great words in your post Martha ...
    Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. I hope you're enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  9. I love Christmas Eve. I know exactly what you mean. My hope is that one day that it will carry or forever.

    Merry Christmas, Martha.

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    1. How wonderful it will be when (not if) that happens! I want to remain optimistic.
      Merry Christmas, Birdie!

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  10. That's so beautifully said, Martha. Merry Christmas.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Happy Happy Christmas and an Oogie Boogie New Year!

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    1. You betcha, Wonder Woman! Hope you and your honey bunny are having a wonderful Christmas weekend.

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    2. So so so so soooo nice. And we still have one more day left. Tim goes back to the office on Wednesday. Do your honey bunny have extra days off this week?

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    3. The whole week will be relaxed. Looking forward to bringing in 2017 with all its changes!

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  12. Have a wonderful xmas tomorrow

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    1. Thanks, Adam! I hope you and Daisy have a wonderful time!

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  13. Christmas signifies many good things like peace and harmony. why don't people get such a simple thing?

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    1. I wish I had a good answer! It is a simple thing to understand...
      Merry Christmas!

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  14. Totally agree with you that Christmas Eve brings a period of love and tenderness that is hard to replicate any other period in the year. (sadly) My wish is that most people experience it.

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    1. If only that feeling was alive and well in all of us throughout the year!

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