Christmas Day is drawing to a close here in Ireland and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kindness and support all year. Even though I have only ever met a few of my readers in person, I feel that I know many of you as ‘friends’ through our connection here in blogland.
You might wonder about the photograph I’ve chosen for today. It’s one of my anchors in my beloved Tramore and here’s a photograph that Dad took of me sitting on it when I was three or four:
I ended up pulling out these photographs as a result of reading these lines from Waterford-born poet, Sean Dunne:
Or will the key of Christmas flick
the lock free and let me sail
at last across the threshold?
The key of Christmas, as I see it, is a mingling of love, encouragement, empathy and belief. I feel that everyone needs these in their lives so that they can realise their potential and dreams.
My wish for everyone here in blogland is that the key of Christmas will flick for you and that together we can sail across thresholds that matter to us.
Sweet Dreams, dear Friends!
28 thoughts on “The Key of Christmas”
And to you Jean.
Thanks very much. 2016 should be very interesting.
What a sweet picture of you and wonderful memories also. Yes the holiday season is almost over and now we wait for New Years Eve. I hope the spiritual gifts of the season were many for you.
A wonderful memory and belief. Thank you so much for sharing it, Jean. May 2016 bring you not only what you need, but make one of your dreams, come true. x
My pleasure, Frances. Have you any dreams to share??
Lots of dreams, but not to share… only when they come true. x
That’s very reasonable, Frances. I hope that they come true for you in all the ways that you would wish.
We all have potential whether or not we use it is a matter of deternination, encouragement from those who love and care for us..being able to surge ahead even at the darkest moments in our life. I love the picture of you sitting on the Pile (supporting pillar)..we all leave our marks in life.
Likewise Jean ♥
Thanks so much. Robin. I hope the cooking went well for you???
I think so – no cases of food poisoning … yet 😱
I’d say you’d know by now!!
What a great photo and post. Merry Christmas.
Hi Bulldog, thanks for your kind words and wishes. Hope you had a good day too.
Let it flick on. Wonderful post
Yay, let’s, David, and thanks!
Love the idea of sailing across new thresholds together! Thank you for being here as a blogging friend and fellow caring human being 💛
Hi Val, thought you’d like that idea, alright! Isn’t it interesting how people come to mind when one is writing particular posts. jx
Such beautiful photographs! And a lovely sentiment for all of us bloggers. Thank you! Many blessings to you in the new year
Hi Cheryl, thanks so much for writing. Happy New Year to you too.
Beautiful and full of wisdom as ever Jean. I love the photo of you sitting on the capstan. I hope your Christmas was more restful and peaceful than mine. Christmas day was a bit of a trial but today with the Newbie and our youngest son and wife was lovely. xxx
Hi Willow, I’m so glad that today was a good day. Newbie seems to bring out the best in the your world!
He certainly does!
That’s been obvious from Day 1!
A belated Merry Christmas to you, Jean! I love these images (you look so sweet!) and feel blessed to call you my friend. Would that one day our thresholds meet!
Ah thanks, Dale. The feeling is mutual!
Thank you for this wonderful message! Have a happy New Year filled with peace, love and light.
You’re more than welcome, Inese. Happy New Year and I really look forward to meeting in 2016.