Continuing the #AttitudeOfGratitude through December

I think the first time I saw this particular gift giving idea was on Facebook… Maybe last year. I thought it was a cool idea. This year hubby and I are actually in a position (despite all the horribleness that has been 2020) to follow through…

Although I do enjoy receiving gifts, nothing makes me happier than giving to others. There’s something about the way faces light up. The joy of discovering someone cared enough to go out of their way for you. Or maybe it’s a language that tells a person….YOU ARE LOVED.

All I know is it works for me. Making others feel valued and happy makes me happy.

Maybe that’s why this Jackson 5 song has been a personal favorite of mine since my childhood.

Give Love by The Incredible Jackson 5

A Grown Up Christmas Eve

It’s been a while since I’ve written poetry, so I figured…what better time than now? Moms and dads…this particular poem is for you guys. After all, you guys deserve a bit of naughty with all that nice, right?

A Grown Up Christmas Eve

Christmas eve has finally come,
The kids are tucked away
On whimsical dreams of Santa Claus
Arriving on his sleigh.

I wrap the gifts, you pour the wine,
Admire our lighted tree…
Music fills our silent night
As you softly sing to me.

You waltz me ‘cross the living room
Beneath the mistletoe,
Pull my body close to yours,
Kiss me sweet and slow.

Unwrap me like a present,
Unleash my inner fire,
Feel me quiver in your arms
Incite my heart’s desire.

Spread me open to your gaze,
Touch me skin to skin,
Slide your power into me
Fill me from within.

Drag my nails along your back,
Feral, wild, untamed.
Glide your tongue on heated flesh,
Until I scream your name.

Flood me with your ecstasy,
Drill me till I’m whole.
Surrender to my heart’s demand
Claim me, body and soul.

Wouldn’t you know, as I shared this one with hubby, he started to sing a song… So, since it also seemed appropriate, he picked our song for the night. I figured a bad boy like Mellencamp had the perfect version. 😉


Silent Night/Stille Nacht

If you guys remember the songs and story I shared with you about the Cease Fire on Christmas back in the first World War, you know that Silent Night, or Stille Nacht (in German), played a huge part in the beginning of that temporary truce.

Having said that, Stille Nacht was also my grandfather’s favorite Christmas song, so I thought I’d share it…the way we used to sing it for him…but with the angelic voices of the St. Thomas Boys Choir.

Do you have a favorite holiday song in another language? Tell me how that came to be….

The Sound Of The Holidays

Those of you who’ve followed me for a while know that Christmas is my all time favorite holiday. For me it’s all about good will, friendship, family and solidarity that is universal across the world…because whether your holiday is Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Christmas, if you’re able to strip down the commercialism, December is a month where everyone focuses outside of themselves to those around them in a show of love and appreciation.

So, every day I’ll be posting a favorite Christmas song, just as I did last year. Those of you who aren’t big on the holidays…I understand…and I won’t be offended if you skip those posts (I’ll still have “regular” posts, too).

To kick December off, I thought I’d start with a Jim Brickman collaboration with Richie McDonald from Lonestar and his song “Coming Home For Christmas.” What’s your favorite holiday? Do you have a favorite Christmas song?

Christmas and Elvis

As previously warned, I am posting at least 1 Christmas song a day, so I popped over for a minute from my visit at Seasons Of Insanity to bring it to you.

Today features two of my all time favorite musicians…together…in a way only the digital era could allow them to be.  Without further ado…Here are Martina McBride & Elvis singing my all time favorite sad Christmas song…

Any requests? Let me know…