Saturday, December 23, 2017

HOLIDAY GREETINGS









Wishing all my followers, visitors, and those who comment here a wonderful holiday week!

My Christmas cactus bloomed for Thanksgiving this year. It is a new one, only two years old and though I forgot to take a picture, it looked somewhat like this one. 

I am taking a blogging vacation in favor of reading as many more books as I can before the year ends. I will be back in the New Year with my list of what were my Top 25 best books read this year. Then probably daily reviews to catch up on what I read in December.

I am also taking a break from the news, social media, and all things horrible and upsetting. It will all still be there when I return, I am sure. I feel chagrined at the growing tones of hatred and conflict and wish to spend my energy thinking about how most people are basically good and remembering that politics, war, and arguing has never solved much of anything.

Random acts of kindness and understanding will be my operating basis and my New Year's Resolution.

May creativity and clear thinking be what brings us through these times!

15 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful, restorative holiday season and may your next year be healthy and life-affirming.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy! You too!!

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    2. I don't know if you got my previous comment, so here is an abbreviated version. Happy Holidays to you and yours, Judy! Enjoy them surrounded by loved ones. Unplugging from the world is an excellent idea. Come back renewed and full of creativity!

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    3. Oh no, Carmen. I did not get any previous comment. We shall blame Blogger! Thank you for trying again. Yes, let us all come back renewed and full of creativity. I hope your holidays are wonderful!

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  2. Have a great holiday week, Judy, and enjoy your blogging break. I'll look forward to your Top 25 list in the New Year.

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  3. Merry Christmas to you, too. And I'm looking forward to many book talks next year.

    Marianne from
    Let's Read

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  4. Merry Christmas Judy! Surely reading the Joni bio will be very restorative & inspiring. The cactuses are so pretty when they bloom, love those! Enjoy your quiet time.

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  5. Judy, this post resonated with me -- I've felt so out of sorts with the news, hatred and way our country is divided. We've parted ways with friends over the last year even. My reading has suffered as I sit in front of the boob tube and binge watch series shows - easier to concentrate. We celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas so to you I say Happy Holidays and may your New Year bring you health and happiness.

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    1. Thank you Diane! I wish the same for you.

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  6. Thank you for your kind holiday wishes! I hope you have a fabulous time enjoying the holiday season with those you love.

    Enjoy your break from 'news, social media, and all things horrible and upsetting'... I'm with you.. Who needs all the negativity!!

    I love your New Year's Resolution this year!!

    Looking forward to reading your posts in 2018.

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    1. You are welcome! Now the New Year has begun and away we go!

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