GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Magic is Not Magic At All (It's Work!)

Christmas Magic does not just suddenly appear.  

You have to make it happen....  


 Bury your sad.  Let go of silly irritations like lost lights and more stuff than space.  Sift through last years abundance of collectibles and if it makes you feel better, say it one more time  This will be the last year I go through all this!  


And then...  think about the positive. 

 Jasper on Christmas day mesmerized by the train going round and round the track.  The girls playing make-believe with the houses and village families.  Jake seeing how many cars and trees he can place atop the train before it crashes.  

Ahhhh yes.  Christmas magic.  

It isn't there.... unless you make it happen.  In your home and in your heart.

Right Gracie?

Rightoooooo Mom!  I used to be appalled, disgusted and livid over the transformation that happens in my space this time of year.  But I have found the magic that lies beneath the village.  The me space... a place to hide beneath the clutter.  Another thing: The cookie crumbs on Christmas day.  The presents.  The love.  


This year should be the best year ever cause mom and dad took me to Strawberry Dog where I get my makeovers...  and I got to visit with Santa Paws!  I was good.  And he said treats are on the way for me.  My advice to all you buh humbugs out there:  

BELIEVE

All for now -  Gracie


4 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

This picture is PRICELESS!! I have always loved your train village.

S. J. Qualls said...

Well, I'll be dogged!
Yes Christmas magic takes a lot of hard work and just as much work to make it do a disappearing act!

betty said...

So cute with Gracie and Santa Paws!!! Its a wonderful tradition you do with putting up the village; lots of work, but so much appreciated by the wee ones!

betty

TARYTERRE said...

That picture is PRICELESS Gracie. So sweet.