Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and that I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget that if you have written a post that you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.
Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating today. I hope you are having a wonderful day. It’s a quiet celebration for me this year following the death of my father. It’s the first time in over 50 years that the house I grew up in will be silent and empty – no grandkids coming to see grandpa this year flushed with excitement. I know I am not alone in finding the holiday season a difficult one – it has been so since my Mum died over a decade ago, but I hope that if you are finding today a little hard you will be kind and gentle to yourself – and know, to borrow one of my Mum’s favourite phrases, “this too shall pass.” Perhaps take some time to read Connie’s bittersweet Christmas post – it brought me some comfort to read her wise and compassionate words this morning.
This week in the blogosphere there are some lovely Christmas-themed posts to savour.
Both Terri and Barbara reflect on the spirit of Christmas gift-giving in their latest posts.
Cathy has some super practical tips to deal with Christmas guilt.
Nancy and Carolyn look back on the most popular posts on their blog this past year – always a fun exercise for bloggers.
A hope filled post by Michele on Surviving Breast Cancer.
I’m so happy to see Philippa continuing her tradition of choosing three words to guide the year ahead of her – and what delightful words she has chosen this year!
I’m happy too to see Abigail celebrated a bonus birthday last week – here’s to many more bonuses Abigail x
Gabby shares five simple steps to happiness which seem like something very worthwhile bringing into practice in the new year.
So that’s it for another year – the last round-up of 2022. Thank you for sharing the gift of your words, your stories and your wisdom with the world over the past 12 months. I look forward to another year spent in your virtual company in 2023.
Yours with much love always
Thank you dear Marie for this week’s Round-Up and for including my Top 5 most-read posts of 2022. I think that your late mother’s “this too shall pass” advice is so wise for most of life’s setbacks and tragedies – all of which can seem to hurt worse during a season that’s supposed to be filled with “comfort and joy” all around us. I hope that the year ahead will bring you peace and support.
Happy Christmas and all the best to you for 2023. . . ♥
Hi Carolyn, thank you so much for supporting this community of writers over the past year. It means more than you know to read your thoughtful comments on these posts. Wishing you every good thing in the year ahead x