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Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas to All - I am humbled indeed

How do I begin to express my thanks for all of you.  The friends I have made in my year and half of blogging have almost become a second family to me.  I find it so relaxing each morning to sit with my coffee and read your blog posts.  Some happy, some sad, some funny, some encouraging.  You each hold a special place in my heart, and I appreciate you following my blog and commenting on my little piece of the world.

I was especially touched this morning by a comment that was made on my blog last evening.  I do not know the person who visited my blog, nor can I contact them, as they are a no-reply commenter, but it seems somewhat magical that her name is Mary.  

Mary wrote that she was preparing for bed, feeling lonely and sad, and wondering what the good of Christmas was...when she stumbled upon my blog...and in her words...

"... the music, pictures and comments have brought great comfort to me."

I cannot begin to say how sad, happy and humble those few words have made me feel.  I am so sad that so many people live an unhappy life.  I feel guilty almost for all of my blessings, when so many people are suffering so much.  I feel happy that I can bring some ray of sunshine into someone's life...and I feel humble that I have been given the ability to make someone's day a little brighter.

At this time of year, we celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Christmas isn't about the presents, decorations or food.  It's about giving of ourselves to those who need it most.  It's making others happy, if only for a short time. 

On a night so many, many years ago, when Mary & Joseph were wandering....looking for a place to stay....for a little warmth and comfort...in their time of need...it wasn't in a fancy place that our Lord was born...but in a humble manger...but because of that magical & Silent Night...when God became man...we are reminded not just today, but every day, of how God truly does love us.


And as we visit each other's blogs, offering our comments on life,  it is humble to know, at least for me, that I have made a difference in even one person's life, when they, too, were wandering and looking for a place of comfort & joy.

Merry Christmas to you Mary, 
and to all of my wonderful blogging friends.
Wishing you a season of blessings and happiness.



23 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Wendy and Big hugs!

    Brenda

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  2. Merry Christmas Wendy, I hope you and your family have a joyous celebration. It truly is about being together and not the gifts.
    Tamera
    Country at heart

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  3. Thanks for sharing that Wendy, its beautiful. I'd like to say Merry Christmas to Mary too.

    Hugs
    Felicia

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  4. Wendy: Glad you were able to bring a bit of happiness to your reader....it is heartbreaking to know that so many are sad and lonely.
    patti

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  5. Oh how wonderful!
    Merry Christmas & New treasured memories wished to you and your Family!
    Love & JOY in HIM
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  6. Well said Wendy! Merry Christmas! ~*~Lisa

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  7. Wendy~ Yes it's so special when we are able to touch someone and uplift their spirits.You are blessed because you bless others.I've always believed what we put into the world is what comes back to us.Yes sometimes we struggle but if you give of the heart it is always returned.Celebrating the real reason of the season with you sweet friend.Merry Christmas!~Amy

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  8. Dear Wendy,
    Knowing you has brought such joy to my life.
    I'm so glad that I found you and your blog.
    Merry Christmas,
    Susan

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  9. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Cyndy

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  10. Wendy~ Yes it's so special when we are able to touch someone and uplift their spirits.You are blessed because you bless others.I've always believed what we put into the world is what comes back to us.Yes sometimes we struggle but if you give of the heart it is always returned.Celebrating the real reason of the season with you sweet friend.Merry Christmas!~Amy

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  11. You never know when you touch someone else's life and you are blessed.

    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.

    Lois

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  12. Awww Wendy you touch more lives than you realize ! I would like to wish you and yours a very Blessed Christmas and would like to wish Mary the same , may you all have love and joy in your hearts ! hugs lilraggedyangie

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  13. One never knows when they might make a difference in someone else's life. I'm glad Mary happened upon your blog and I send her Christmas blessings too.
    Much love and joy to all of you~
    Sheila

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  14. Wendy, that is so special! A comment like that would have brought me to tears; I'm such a softie. Your warmth and sense of fun are very welcoming, and are why we keep coming back to peek into your world. Thanks for letting us in!

    Merry Christmas, Wendy!
    Pam

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  15. What a great story about Mary. Thank you for sharing with us. Merry Christmas, Wendy, to you and your family :)

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  16. What a great gift to recieve Wendy. Knowing that you helped to brighten the day of someone who needed a lift. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Angela

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  17. Merry Christmas to you Wendy and Family... Love, Peace & Joy, Traci

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  18. Hi Wendy,
    What a fabulous post. It makes me think of all my blessings too! Too many to count!
    Have a wonderful Holiday!
    Enjoy,
    Barb

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  19. Merry Christmas to you and your family Wendy!!

    Brenda

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  20. Merry Christmas to you and your Family
    Warm Christmas Blessings
    Ladybug :-)

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  21. Wendy, thanks for sharing that comment. That's a good reminder to all of us that we don't know who is reading our blog and it's good to remember the impact our words could have on someone. It's been a joy to me this year to meet and get to know a little about you! Blessings, Roberta

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