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December Lover.

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If you were to ask me about my most favourite season of the year, I wouldn’t have to give a second thought, coz undoubtedly it’s Christmas!!!! More than birthdays and anniversaries, I always keep waiting eagerly for Christmas. Maybe it’s so because birthdays and anniversaries are just-a-day’s-business while Christmas spirit stays throughout the month. Also because the whole world celebrates and join the festivities with much joy. There is so much of celebration everywhere. There is so much of love everywhere. There is so  much of happiness everywhere. All of these make me an unwavering December lover.

 

 

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I had always been this excited about Christmas right from my childhood days; a hundred times more thrilled during those days perhaps. Getting done with the exams, waiting for the elder sister to come back home for holidays, decorating the whole house with fairy lights and charms, spending time together, cooking experiments with the mother, special prayers, midnight mass followed by breaking the lenten fast right at midnight ; fond memories are plenty 🙂

Along with the festivities and celebrations, our mother made sure she made the Christmas season more spiritual for us. Observing the lent and daily visits to church were always a must. I also remember she made us follow simple advent calender activities for the 25 days. Simple things like wishing the elders a good morning, offering flowers at the church, doing special prayers, being kind to others, doing little help to someone in need and many other things. Simple things that stick to me strong even now. Little did I know that she was planting ideals, morals and ways of living in me then. This is one of the many very fond memories of Christmas for me.

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What are your fond memories?

I hope the spirit of Christmas stay with you for the days and months that follow. May the peace and joy be yours forever 🙂

Fumes of hope

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via Daily Prompt: Candle

She woke up early, did her morning prayers, cleaned herself and started getting ready for the mass. There was only one thing in her mind, the thing that has been bothering her since some time.

She sneaked into the kitchen, quickly grabbed a cup of coffee and got out of home. The day isn’t bright yet.Mr.Sun is just peeping out, the town isn’t fully awake. But she walked briskly. She got to pour her mind and her worries at the altar. The cool breeze and swaying flowers made her mind calm, at least a bit.

She kept thinking about that. How long has she been praying for this, hoping for this. Yet she was hopeful. Her faith was stronger than her worries. And prayer was her only solace. Thoughts kept her busy and she reached the church faster than she thought it would take.

She took out the packet of candles she had carefully placed in her pocket. She lit them one by one, closed her eyes and prayed. The fumes took her prayers up and above !