The Reason for the Season

I’ve been trying to think of an original way to say thank you to my God during this holiday season but alas, every idea is so oft repeated and falls way short of the thankfulness I hold in in my heart.  My spouse, my children and grand children, my sister and her family, Richard’s sister and her family, my friends both locally and across the continent all weigh heavily into my litany of gratitude. I am thankful for my health.  While I’m not the spring chicken I was at 20, I still find ‘fun’ in function with little or no pain–a true blessing when I consider the alternative state of affairs.  I have a loving husband and a comfortable home in a quiet neighborhood in California’s sunny Central Valley. And if that isn’t enough the rain outside my window is replenishing the soil and the low water table.  Truly a blessing midst our long drought.  Two gently aging vehicles in the garage, a cat who treats me as if I am the joy of her existence and yes, life is good.

Yes, there is a ‘down side’ to my frothy photo of Rizzo life.  We’re getting older.  the body parts are creaking, spreading and/or sliding southward.  Wait! Did I say ‘down-side’?  That’s an upside!  We’re still alive, breathing and have discovered the beauty of contentment.  Philippians 4: 11 NIV says, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”  A good way to describe this season of my life–content.  Thank You, Lord for contentment.

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2 Responses to The Reason for the Season

  1. Traci Knott says:

    Very nicely said Kay! Merry Christmas!

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