Sunday, December 01, 2013
Simpler Times and More About Myself
Hello everyone! A very warm welcome to you all! The video I have chosen for this post is a delight clip featuring some lovely vintage Christmas photos. "When You Trim Your Christmas Tree (Les Brown and his Orchestra, 1946). Enjoy!
When I was a little girl my parents and I didn't have much; but we enjoyed and appreciated the little we had, and we took care of it. I am the same today in that I have little but appreciate what I have and am able to make do with it. One example is the post I shared yesterday...that little red Christmas tree is all I have for decorations and am quite content with it!
When I was a little girl I got made fun of a lot in school. One of the reasons is that I was in a "special" class for children who learn at a slower pace than the average child, and the other is because I was a skinny little girl. Even when I was 26 and got married just over 30 years ago, I only weighed 96 pounds! Although I weigh more than that today, I still weigh under 150 pounds, but I have been so used to being smaller it doesn't really bother me now. LOL!
As a child I think I learned a lot about being content with a small amount of things. Clutter and too many things around me actually depress me, it's just the way I am. I like to have more space than "things", as I feel happier...and safer. I also learned that people...including myself, can use their mouths and their means to be kind...or to be unkind. Our words can be used to heal...or to hurt. They can be used to encourage, bring cheer...or to knock down and bring sorrow.
The photo I am sharing is one that I took yesterday. It was a Christmas display outside of a house. You just need to click on the image to see a larger view.
Thank you all so much for visiting me here! I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!