Yes, I’m still working on the joy down in my heart here. I have to confess that a little
navel-gazing reflection has helped a lot to get me to shift the focus of my lens just a little. It’s easy to stress and wallow in what I don’t have or can not give until I look elsewhere like when I fix my gaze on my beautiful son taking in the big family tree filled with our ornaments…our memories of wonderful Christmas times past. As he begins to recall out loud memory upon memory, the lights of our tree begin to twinkle all the more…and no, it has nothing to do with the lens filter on my camera…but hey, isn’t that way cool?
The lights! They twinkle!
Yet cool holiday shots aside, I find myself remembering the warmth, the love, the absolute joy of Christmas times past as I listen to Daniel describe his own memories…his own perception of Christmas times past through the years of his life. It is all so magical…so warm…so happy…and there is no mention of material things, of presents…just the love and family that always surrounds him.
Refocusing my own personal lens just a little with a view not unlike his view I see so much more wonder, so much more joy…and so many more blessings. How fortunate I am to have such a reminder still to look through a child-like lens and just enjoy the twinkling wonder of it all.
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