All too often I hear of folks who dismantle all of their decorations right after Christmas, so eager to move on to the next thing.  I find that quite sad.  Christmas week is such a beautiful time to exhale, relax and actually admire the decorations that took such effort to display.  It’s a time to rejoice and keep the “Merry Christmas” sentiment going.  Be a wise king(or three), make the trek, seek the Gift and maintain that sense of wonder.  It’s “the most wonderful time of the year”, why make it go away?  Bake those cookies you didn’t get a chance to bake before the 25th.  Delight in an evening drive around your neighborhood to admire the twinkle lights.  Or a leisurely stroll down a village street to get a closeup view of the storefront displays.  I bet you didn’t have time to do that with all the holiday preparations in your lap.  Just keep the spirit going for a little bit longer, minus the hustle and bustle.

That being said, I have to share with you a most wonderful gift that made my Christmas Day.

My precious kitty celebrated his 21st Christmas!  This little old man is blind and deaf, but his appetite does not wane and he still loves scratches under the chin.  I cherish every day that he is still here with me.

And this is his younger brother, who loves tease.

Merry Christmas!

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