As I put together this little video for all my readers and my special friends I have been thinking of the many different Christmases I have had over the last fifteen years and I must admit its hard to go past Christmas with good friends on the ski slopes in Sliver Star
Silver Star Mountain on New Years Eve
or the look on the kids faces when we spent Christmas at the Banff Springs Hotel
and Chateau Lake Louise
and that moonlight sleigh ride
then there was Disneyland
In the words of Dickens
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own fireside and quiet home!
This year it will be with special friends and family at their house and mine enjoying the
simple pleasures of life
Does it get much better than this
I have seen Christmas trees that reach for the sky in Paris and San Francisco but I kinda like my little tree this year
Its quite amazing what you can do with a recycled pipe and some twisted willow
and some simple decorations
in red and silver
Christmas is not always full of joy and Douglas Copeland once said
Christmas makes everything twice as sad.
Most of all lets remember one of life’s lesson is always moving on. It’s okay to look back and think of fond memories but keep moving forward
Life wasn’t meant to be travelled backwards and you will never find your future in the rear view mirror.
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas