Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, December 12, 2008

GIVING - is that all you got?

This is my feeble attempt to get back at drawing in my journal and to get some Christmas spirit. I'm a little in the Christmas funk. I'm really into visiting friends and family and going to parties but I'm just not that thrilled about decorating my house this year, shopping or gift-wrapping or exchanging presents. We'll have no company this year but my son, who wouldn't notice the Christmas tree when I get it up (I'm sorry Tucker, but you know it's true). But my sweet hubby will notice- he loves when I decorate the house and he loves the tree. He loves friends coming by....And since it's not all about me around here, (she says sarcastically) I think I will stretch myself to do it just for him.... tomorrow.
And maybe I'll get the spirit. Maybe that's what Christmas is all about. Giving beyond ourselves - giving sacrificially-whether that means physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially. For God so loved the world that He GAVE........ I just ask that He helps me keep on giving .... beyond my own selfishness and comfort zones and personal pleasure and leisure. And not to give just with my hands, but with my heart.


Teri C said...

Gosh, you sure got a great start on the Christmas spirit with this wonderful painting.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I really love this painting.

Maybe you can find a middle ground of decorating in the most important ways but cutting others out.

Anetka said...

I love the painting Peggy!! Do you think I could see your Christmas Tree?? Maybe a small picture on your blog so I can have at least a small view???

Kimmie said...

Beautiful Beautiful painting ... I love the animals gathered all around .... you'll get in the swing of things ... Christmas is unavoidable!

Paula Villanova said...

Your painting seems to have alot of spirit! His expression seems to echo your sentiments! Very nice.