Friday, December 24, 2010

My Christmas wish to you

This week has been a blessing. Moments of reflection passing through my mind like a cloud floating across the blue sky on a windy day.
Having all my family visiting has been a lot of things. Chaotic, overwhelming at times, but mostly it has been like finding a valued treasure that has been lost awhile and now rediscovered.
You see many of my family live far away and when we all get together it feels like a child finding a precious lost toy—magical, with so many memories laced within its essence.
I soak up the flavours of each personality. Some are sugary, some spicy, others a blend of something in-between--perhaps like a fine wine, aged just right. Each a unique present just as though they themselves have been wrapped in sparkling gift wrap with bright red bows.
 I listen to old stories and laugh as my sister calls to me by my childhood nickname; all the while making new memories to add to my library of golden moments. I burn them in place in memory like a tattoo on the brain—one that may fade slightly, yet always remain.
 On days when the sun is faded and my mind wistful and melancholy, I can punch that library card of moments and savor the memories. It renews me like a crackling fire on a cold, wintry day.
Merry Christmas to you and yours on this Christmas Eve. I wish for you the best present life has to offer. That is, to add to your precious collection of memories--the ones that will evoke an extraordinary smile across your cheeks and restore your spirit.

10 comments:

  1. I love how you think of the people close to you as presents with surgary and spicy flavors. Thanks for being my friend, Morgan, you are truly a gift for me. Merry Christmas to you and to yours! :D

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours, lady! Have a great day!

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  3. You're a gift as well Brenda-you sparkle everyday! love ya! Thanks sweet Fina, hope you have the best Christmas yet! :)

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  4. Thank you so much for this sweet reminder of what is important! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you & your family, Morgan!

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  6. Thanks Heather and Tim. Merry Christmas to you both! :)

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  7. Morgan Lee,

    Such a profound blog post, your writing has such depth and prowess! As I read your thoughts on Christmas I could not agree more. For the past 20 years I have had a tradition where I take a walk on Christmas Eve alone and during that walk I reflect on relationships in my life, and how I can improve them for the coming year. No matter what the weather, I never miss that walk.

    Back to your blog, your vivid insight about the different flavors of our family/friend relationships is so true, and each fills a different part of our heart and mind. No one person can fill all the parts and parcels of who we are, this is why what you stated is so true.

    I wish you nothing but prosperity and good health in 2011! I also hope to meet you on a book tour someday, your day will come, this I am certain.

    Sincerely,
    John Serpa

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  9. What a great Christmas Eve tradition you have. It's always great to reflect on things.
    Thanks so much for your kind and sweet words. You made me smile. I hope you had a great Christmas and an even better New Year yet to come. :)

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