Resistance is Futile!

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There are few things in life that are as enjoyable and relaxing as those when you gather with your friends for a good cup of coffee. Any problems seem to evaporate into thin air. We live in a fast-paced world that’s always demanding more, more, and more. It’s easy to be more focused on what you need to do in an hour or the following day than what you’re doing at this very moment.

The ritual of drinking coffee is such a therapeutic exercise in “being there." Does anything else really matter for that moment or three - or can I allow myself to simply enjoy the beverage, the conversation, your company, and perhaps, a little bit of laughter?

Truth! Something as simple and positive as a visit with friends to drink coffee and talk about the experiences of the day can be one of the best exercises for the mind and heart that you can practice. Practice makes perfect. Bring on that Starbucks!

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t’s no secret around the familial circle that I love the charm of seasonal wreaths. I decorate all the doors in my house with wreaths, most of which I have made. That is a lot of doors. Maybe it is the surreptitious meaning. Probably not. In my mind, it’s that circular shape that represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. The unending circle of life, if you will. There is a certain cozy feeling wrapped up in all that evergreen. It's simple and it makes everything simply delightful. I don't know where it began, or if it will ever end, but I love putting wreaths on the inside doors of my house.

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It’s just not Christmastime without the glitter. Good thing, because, once you release the urge to use sparkle, it has permission to follow you everywhere. Right now, I am living in the middle of a celebration of its glittery charm. Tomorrow, I will be walking around with a hint of glitter in my hair, on my clothes or even on my face somewhere, the sunshine telling the tale.

Ah! The power of glitter!

They even sing about it. “Songs from How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has a song about a kitty that ate the tinsel on the Christmas tree. He could not resist a glittery Christmas tree. “It shines and glows and glitters on each bough, ‘cause tinsel is the holiday cat’s meow” Oh, yes, Dr. Suess. I totally get it. — at under the Christmas tree.

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Ah, the magic of Christmas. So easy to get swept up in the mystery of it all - the sights, the sounds, the smells and that enchanting ambiance.

Breathe deeply and inhale the magic.

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The beauty of Christmas and the magic of the holiday are found all wrapped up in your heart. Fill it with song, fill it with peace, fill it with joy - then spread your gifts all around, all around...

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Forgivenss is asked of you. Christmas brings the musing out in me. So many beautiful memories. A lifetime of happiness and joy in my world. And as is always, there must be a flower to color my world.

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It's all about tradition and building lifelong memories with your family and the people you love.

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And just like that, these musings are done...and just so you know, although much sun and shine was used up today, I can guarantee that there is still a little left in my heart. Have a most fabulous day!



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Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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Oh yeah the whole coffee thing brings back memories. I remember a group of us had just gotten into drinking coffee at age 20 something. We would go to a place with the sole intent to drink coffee...and chat. Good times.

I love your Christmas photos!

Thank you so much! Oh, yes! This morning was another one of those coffee days with friends and family. And yes, it still brings back fond memories of days gone by.

Le sigh.

Thank you for stopping by and I am so glad you like the ornament pictures. You know how much I love taking them!

Have a great Sunday!

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Breath deeply and inhale magic...good.

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Haha! Thanks for that and have a great night!

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Where's the Borg? Haha...it's happening here in Singapore

The Borg? Oh, Ha! I have no idea, Ace! @ace108

Singapore is so avant-garde!

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haha.. thanks. i thought you know the origin of the phrase and STNG (Star Trek Next Generation) with helming Jean-Luc Picard.

Actually, I do, but, for some reason, I wasn't connecting the dots!!! I forgot that I had put that title on it! LOL

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Looks like you having loads of fun pulling all the decorations out and putting them up again Denise.

Glad all I do is remember to water once a week my poinsettia for the festive season. Oh and to see how long it lasts this time round, every year it is a case of will it stick around long enough...

Dinners together, chatting with family and friends is what makes this time of the year special, sharing together all being adult it is a very different atmosphere.

It truly is! In an adult household, it changes everything. Kids seem to bring out the whimsey and wonder of it all.

Although having dinner together and chatting with friends is wonderful and sharing a piece of yourself is a joy.

Good luck on that poinsettia! :) I find a cool place to keep it at night and it lasts longer.

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No such thing as a cool place here in Durban in December Denise... Super hot and humid now through to March, I also wilt ha ha, thank goodness for invention of air conditioners.

Oh, yes!!! I am a wilter~ :)

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It's been years since I've drunk coffee with friends in the way you have, in fact it must be decades, maybe longer, perhaps last life time or the one before that, yes, at least..

Oh, you must try it again sometime. It is highly recommended. ;)

You may want to do it once a week after that. Perhaps twice!

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the best time of the year is almost here :D

Absolutely! The very best!

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Que hermoso escrito amiga,buena conclusion ha obtenido,comparto con usted esto,saludos y feliz fin de semana

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Ha, I am not too fond of Christmas, but your decoration shots here looks magical Lady Denise.
And indeed, to gather with old friends around a BIG pot of coffee is just as magical.
In fact an old friend called me today to tell me that he will be down here in two weeks time and he asked a special favor.
If I could dedicate his two little grandsons.
How could I say no, because I know both of his sons but haven't seen them in years.
So, I think it would be a good gathering!
Blessings to you!

How special!!! I love dedications and it will be all the more special with you doing it. I love Christmas, but, not in the typical buy me sort of thing, but, because it is a softer, gentler world at that time of the year.

I also allows me to do things at that time that I normally wouldn't be able to get away with. My girls and I crochet and knit socks and scarves/mittens for the street people. At this time of year, they will gladly accept goods, Christmas cheer, but, are too proud during the year.

They are different than the people that have fallen to homelessness through financial ruin. divorce etc. They choose the streets.

It is our one time of the year we get to help them out.

And I admit to loving the decorations too.:)

Thank you, kind sir. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

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So great to see what you guys are doing for the street people my dear friend. We have been very fortunate also this side, as we found a bottled water supplier that's giving us great prices per bottle and the first order of 500 bottles were delivered here on Friday. Marian will pack food parcels and at least they will have some cheer this Christmas.
Oh and of course you love decorations as you are also a lovely decoration Blondie.
Blessings to you and the girls and thank you for the kind gift my friend!

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Thank you kindly Lady @dswigle.

I don't drink coffee... Does it show...

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Nooooo. Not Much! LOL

Kidding. I would have never known if you didn't tell me. Now Scary Mary is a different story. LOL

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Here we goooooooooooooooo.....

What fun we are going to have, grabbing up the jingling glitter from every direction and scattering it out again. :)

We're in our element now. There is no stopping us.

Oh, my friend. They really should have called you Elf instead! :) It is few and far between that love Christmas as much as you and I, which has nothing to do with presents and everything to do with the spirit!

Happy December! Mwah!

Glitter me happy!

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Happy December indeed !

The Glitter Girls !

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As happy as i was to leave the Christmas traditions behind when i left the USA those pictures brought back fond memories. It's great to me that a well thought out photo has that sort of power.

I'm touched! Thank you so much for your words. I have to admit, my family was not into the commercial side of Christmas, ever. To me, it is an all-year thing, this Christmas feeling.

Christmas living is the best kind of Christmas giving.

If people could wrap their heads around that, we would all be much happier. To me, Christmas is from within. Not to say I don't buy gifts, that would be a lie. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello and leaving your kind words behind.

Have a fabulous Sunday!

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