christmas leisure mode

Dear friends,

Please excuse my absence this week. Hubby and I have been relishing family time during this Christmas season. We’ve been blessed with wonderful visits with our children and extended family. It’s good to put aside daily routines, to enjoy present moments without the nagging voices of obligations and “should be doings”!

As the year comes to an end, I’m thankful for the gift of this blog.  I began the year hoping to post each day. I did not fulfill this resoultion, but I have posted about 220 times this year. For someone as poor at keeping resolutions as I, this is a big deal! I find joy in the pondering and writing; and inspiration in the dialogue. I look forward to continuing this project in the coming year.

While I am lazily enjoying these leisure days, my blogging friend Marilyn continues to write beautiful and inspiring pieces over at communicating.across.boundaries  She is presently in Egypt with her family, visiting daughter Annie. Annie gave us a window into the historic happenings of this past year in Cairo and Tahrir Square. Marilyn continues this gift of sharing first hand experiences by generously blogging and photographing her travels. She brings a unique perspective having lived in Egypt for several years with her family. It’s a wonderful read, as Marilyn’s blog always is.

Wishing you all a blessed New Year filled with joy, happiness and peace!

Affectionately,

Isabella