Happy Monday, Everyone! It’s great to find you here on the porch in these last few days of 2013. Each year, after the gifts are unwrapped, and the guests have gone home, and the Christmas tree sits lonely and forlorn in the corner of the room like a colorful party hat that’s been left behind after the party, I sit alone in the quiet with only the tree lights on and unwrap a few special gifts I’ve saved for just for myself. They’re quiet things, these gifts. The wrappings don’t rattle and the bows aren’t difficult to untie.
In fact, they come without all the usual trappings, but they’re treasures all the same. Memories are gifts we can open again and again. Today, I thought I’d invite you along to sit at the Christmas tree with me and reopen some of the special gifts of 2013.
That’s a bit of our year in review — a few of the gifts that came without a wrapping. Wherever this note finds you, I hope it finds you unwrapping some special memories and counting your blessings, too
Happy New Year from the Wingate House!
What about you? What were some of the special “gifts without a wrapping” of your 2013?
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