"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~Rachel Carson
"Gratefulness for what is there is one of the most powerful tools for creating what is not yet there. What does gratefulness mean? It means you appreciate what is. You value, you give attention to, you honor whatever is here at this moment." ~E. Tolle
"Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you." ~Eckhart Tolle
"The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present." ~Eckhart Tolle
"Beautiful Tomorrow Never Comes, When It Comes It's Already Today! In Hunt Of Beautiful Tomorrow, Let's Not Waste The Wonderful Today. Good Morning!" ~Anon
"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." ~John Steinbeck
"Experience life in all possible ways: good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become." ~ Osho
"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show." ~ Andrew Wyeth
It came from an idea hatched on Thanksgiving Day as we gathered around the table watching a Youtube video of two people in T-Rex costumes have a snowball fight. The idea that sparked was that it would be a blast if the whole family dressed up in T-Rex costumes and had a snowball fight in my front yard at Christmas.
That idea came into being on Christmas Day as the whole family did in indeed do just that. Unfortunately the snow was too powdery for a good snowball fight...so we had a foot race. You can tell from the laughter in the video that a good time was had by all. It truly became a memorable event...a memorable Christmas not only for the kids but for us adults as well.
It was indeed "The Best Christmas Ever!: