Friday, December 9, 2011

The Gift of Time

These days when time seems to be at a premium it is even more important to give the gift of it. Time that is. I don't mean humongous chunks of it. Little bits spread out all over the place is what I am thinking of. The tiny moment it takes to give a smile to a person who looks like they might not even have had human conversation for the whole day. The time it takes to notice that the dog tied up by the thrift store is eying your potato chip bag with those hungry eyes and for you to grab a handful and drop it in front of the pooch. The time it takes to listen to a complaining neighbor even though you've heard it a hundred times. I mean to really listen to her. With eye contact. And nods. The time it takes to teach the other neighbor how to make home made bread. From scratch. And so you decide to make stollen because that's what she was wanting to make in the first place. And you share a sip of the brandy used for the stollen, with her.

I'd been thinking of these things lately. Because I don't have a lot of money. And I wished that I could give everybody a box of chocolates and a long-stemmed rose this holiday season. So I give what I can...a bit of time, and something hand made by me. To them. With love.

I came across this post. An impossibly wonderful giveaway where in order to have a chance to win her you must write a bit on your blog about what is meaningful to you this holiday season. This is what is meaningful to me. The gift of time.

Here is a picture of Virginia and I'm praying that she will come to live with me. I love her so.

Hoping that today brings you all that you hope for, *smiles* Norma


  1. what a great post!
    thank you for this.

  2. Delightful post! Oh hubby favorite memory of his grandmother. thanks so much for joining in! Virgina is getting exctied for her new home! OLM

  3. Hello!
    I received your beautiful ROLODEX CARD :]
    Thank you, I will be creating you one asap!!
    Email you when it is sent out, should be this coming week.
    Such a lovely surprise *hugs*
    April Cole

  4. You have a lovely blog and I have had a nice time looking through it. This post is so heart felt, and I feel very valuable to read. Thank you so much for sharing.
    I hope you win this little dollie,

  5. Terri and Marfi you make me happy! Thanks!!
    Yes I really am praying that I win this doll. I love her if you know what I mean.

  6. You are so right, and so generous.Time is our most precious comodity. That you give yours, is the best gift.
    Keep smiling and creating and I know your Virginia will go to a good home.


Your comments make my day! Thanks for dropping by and we'll see you soon, I hope, *smiles* Norma


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