In the day after Christmas I find I am in a reflective and grateful mood. This year, in my new (to me) home, I felt the anticipation of Christmas as I haven’t for a number of years. Having given away all my Christmas decorations and artificial tree, I had to start all over acquiring those things that would reflect my Christmas Spirit. Thanks to my good friend, Lisa, I had strings of lights to adorn my outdoors. Thanks to Wal-Mart I found a small tree that was just right, and a few ornaments to make it even better.
One thing I discovered to my dismay is that I did not have any real Christmas albums. So I was left to find something on Pandora, Music TV or elsewhere. I am a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas music and while I think some of the contemporary music is “cute,” I want “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Panis Angelicus,” and so many more. Fortunately, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir again provided their special presentation of Christmas. Then, on Facebook a friend posted “The Lord’s Prayer” with Andrea Bocelli and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir—the BEST EVER!
I have remedied my lack of music somewhat by ordering several albums from Amazon, which also includes their “Cloud” service that has all the music I ever bought from them. (Listening to the cloud right now!) Isn’t our modern technology just the greatest thing ever?
As I listen to all this wonderful music the reflections of Christmases past flowed through my consciousness. I am so grateful for them. They keep those experiences shared with my loved ones close in my heart though they are miles away.
So it is a time of reflecting upon the year now passing and anticipation for the coming year. I have a feeling it might just be the best one ever! I am going to do my best to make it so. My wish for you is that the New Year is also the very best for you!
Happy New Year!