Sunday Pause (Paws): For The Season

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the season.

This time of year, the Christmas season, I spend most of my time shopping, decorating, and wrapping presents. All of it is preparation, then it comes and goes in what seems like a minute.

This year, I am trying to really enjoy the season by spending more time with loved ones. Last weekend I spent an entire day making Christmas cookies with a few long time friends. Yesterday I spent the day with my niece. We went to a craft show and out to eat. Today our family is going to see “The Nutcracker.” Great memories in the making. This is what it is all about.

It is good to remember that although there are many fun activities this time of year, the season is not about what we can get or can get out of it, but actually should be more-so what we can give. Maybe give an offering at church, volunteer at a homeless shelter, or donate money to an animal organization. There are many people and animals out there in need.

The cat pictured below has been given a home at my vet clinic. I took this photo a few days ago. I couldn’t resist capturing him comfy & cozy in front of the fireplace with presents all around.

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I edited the photo and turned it into a painting. I imagine looking in through the frosty window with a smile on my face and wishing for all animals to be so lucky.

The fun activities, simple things like sipping a cup of hot cocoa while watching a Christmas movie with Cino in my lap, and seeing things like a comfy cat who lives at a vet clinic, all brings me so much joy! What brings you joy this time of year? I would love to hear.

Happy Sunday!

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8 thoughts on “Sunday Pause (Paws): For The Season

  1. Lauren

    Lovely, LeeAnn! God gives me joy through many provisions: my husband, our cats Effie and Halvor, our church, snow, beautiful prairie country and a river we can safely fish in. . .the list could go on and on!

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  2. Joyful2bee

    Nice blog post. Love our animal friends!! Christmas memories become precious gifts from the past when you get older. Enjoy making them now. I visit with my two son’s families at their house or mine;sharing a meal with laughter and each other’s company is the icing on the cake of all the preparations, events and beautiful carols and songs.

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