I thought I'd have new pics to show you tonight, but we had to clear out quickly today and there wasn't enough time to take any. That was my last decorating job, too. (Woohoo!!). Someone said in a comment or email yesterday that he'd like to see my tree at home. This year, there won't be one; at least not a heavily decorated one. We are down-playing it at home this year, since we aren't having any parties and we are going away for our family Christmas celebration. Hence, the decorations will stay in the attic for another year and I can get the rest I need before my next events - a rehearsal dinner and wedding on the 28th and 29th. I am already beginning to regret taking those on; the week after Christmas is usually reserved for taking down all the decor we put up in the last two weeks.
The more fully one accepts and honors life in the present, the more easily and beautifully does it flow towards the future.
The art of happy, beautiful living, is living according to Nature's laws, in harmony with that subtle universal order into which all things must inevitably ascend. When a man is in that state of harmony, he is at peace with himself and with others; he becomes a channel for those forces which will create peace and happiness for all.
The world may be dull; if so, you must brighten it by your presence.
All by N. Sri Ram