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I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤


Photo “Little Boy and Reindeer” by Composita, Pixabay

Blessings of Christmas to you if you celebrate, and blessings of peace, either way, if you don’t.  This night always felt so magical to me, as a child.  I’ve since learned that Jesus was probably born in the Spring, but I still like to sing the song I learned about his birth every Christmas Eve.

Hush my heart, behold the wonder/ Lying there in yonder stall./ Son of God, the great Creator,/ He before whom angels fall, the Lord of all./ Once he hung the stars in Heaven,/ Sent the planets on their way,/ Now he stoops to this poor manger/ Sleeps a babe on the stable hay./ Who could tell the depths of mercy?/ Who could know a love so true?/ Who the boundless grace could measure/ That his coming brings to view?/ Hush my heart and bow in worship/ At his lowly cradle there,/ Knowing that he came to save us/ Came to earth our sins to bear.”  (A Christmas solo I sang when I was 19 for a church concert. I’m sorry I don’t know the name, but if you do, I’d love to know.)

Wherever you are today, may you find shelter, warmth and peace, and may you know, always, how much you are loved.  ∞♥∞

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The Joy Project

This month, we’ve been celebrating joy.  Our photos have featured quotes about finding joy, bliss and happiness.  Special thanks again to everyone who contributed quotes and photos!  We’re so grateful for our connection to each of you.

This great list below “12 Secrets to Joy” about how to add more joy in our lives is from Amanda Gore,  “The Joy Project.”  Check out her website for laughter, joy and inspiration.



Last year we shared a story from Niki Flow about Christmas Eve which we’ll share again for our new followers. This is a true story about a new lifelong friend and a Christmas Eve when a family received one of the most touching gifts of their lives.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year from @under1000skies!

We’ll see you again on Monday, January 2nd. 💕