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Christmas Lights Our Way

As my dog Valentino and I strolled through our neighborhood this evening, raindrops fell softly upon our heads in the cool dark of night. Valentino was nose to the ground, in all probability chasing a scent left by a stray cat before the rain washed it away. My thoughts were on the Thanksgiving holiday having just passed by as I kept an ear tuned to the cell phone in my pocket in hopes of a return call from a loved one that might extend my attitude of gratitude into the weekend.

The call never came but as we rounded a corner and I glanced down the street, darkness no longer lurked. Instead, the brightness of Christmas lights draped in red and white were a light unto our path. The house and its fence shone bright in the night, reaching deep down into my spirit with a droplet of glee for my dog and me.

Thanksgiving may well be past but the spirit of giving thanks shall last, for our way is well-lit this season by the light and the gift it may bring, for surely in the twinkling of a heart it will come.



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paigea wrote on November 27, 2015, 11:20 PM

A lovely piece of writing. I enjoy how the Christmas lights light up the darkness this time of year.

BarbRad wrote on November 28, 2015, 1:48 AM

I didn't go out tonight to see if any decorations were lighted, but I saw lot of yards during the day where decorations were being put up.

cheri wrote on November 28, 2015, 5:54 AM

There will always be something to be thankful for.

RuthCox wrote on November 28, 2015, 9:09 AM

Thank you, paigea I, too, enjoy the twinkling of lights in the darkness throughout the Christmas season.

RuthCox wrote on November 28, 2015, 3:07 PM

Yes, decorations are popping up all over my neighborhood. I hope to see lots of lights while walking the dog at night throughout the holiday season.

RuthCox wrote on November 28, 2015, 9:58 PM

I agree with you completely, cheri and hope that I always remember to have an attitude of gratitude.

MegL wrote on November 29, 2015, 1:44 PM

That's a lovely and very enjoyable piece of writing.

RuthCox wrote on November 29, 2015, 1:55 PM

I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you!