I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Magic of Some Good Old Christmas Fun

24 Christmas carols
15 young adults from church
a couple dozen nursing home residents
1 piano player
hundreds of homemade/store-bought cookies
loads of smiles and laughter

I love the holidays - snow or no snow (although, we are currently getting hit pretty hard), it's a magical time of year.

This morning I had the privilege to drive out to a Catholic nursing home in the city for a delightful visit, which was centered around the singing of Christmas carols. While we were not always in tune, we did keep smiles on our faces and twinkles in our eyes. The residents were so welcoming and grateful - it was really neat to meet them and sing for/with them. (We even got a special request for "Feliz Navidad.")

O Little Town of Bethlehem...Little Drummer Boy...Jingle Bell Rock...Silent Night...We Wish You a Merry Christmas... all the classics.

I cannot think of a better way to have spent the morning. And soon it's off to my sister's holiday party. I'm book-ending my day with incredible friends and fun.

So grateful. So joy-filled. So hopeful. All things Advent should be...

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