“This House Believes”

Ornaments from my mom n dad's 2009 Christmas tree.

It is late night, moving into early morning Christmas Day, 2009.  I just launched my blog and thought the ideal first image should capture the true essence of Christmas.  Believing is incredibly powerful and like an old warm coat on a cool evening, it is comforting.  Whether it be belief in yourself, a higher power, your friends & family, your government or anything else, Belief is a positive energy that drives things forward.  2008 saw the end of a 9+ year job and a 5 year relationship (even though both the ex and I agree we both hung on for 2 years hoping things would work out). During this time I temporarily lost belief in myself and the world until I started moving energy in the right direction. I started working out and was able to get myself back into good shape physically.  I went through the process of acceptance and forgiveness and opened myself up mentally and emotionally. From this preparation,  I became ready for a wonderful woman to re-enter my life after 19 years and help me believe more and more (Thank you G!).  I now believe again, know things happen for a reason and I am ready for what is to come next in my life, whatever that might be.  I recognize the power of belief and even though this time of year so many people are focussed on the capitalism side of Christmas, it is the spiritual side which is most important to me.  I recently lost my last grandmother, who died suddenly of a brain aneurysm the day after my 39th birthday.  Her passing reminded me of what is genuinely important this time of year.  The physical gifts exchanged between friends and loved ones are nice, and capitalism would have you think the more you spend the happier you will be, but it is the friends and loved ones themselves who are truly THE gift to each and every one of us.  Treasure them and remember it is the relationship which is of value.  Happy Holidays to each and every one of you and believe, as, “This House Believes.”


~ by visualviscosity on December 25, 2009.

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