December View From My Window

This is it…My December view from the window….

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I the flowers are lovely.  They make me smile, and what little snow we have left from our first and only snow of the season, I think, makes a nice background.

Suffering with the P.T.S.D. as I do, it really helps to have something fun to look at, while I’m inside doing so many things.

My goal is to one day, get out there and decorate around the entire fence… baby steps.

I spoke about the nativity that my friends gave us so long ago, and how I put it up every year, first, without the baby Jesus…so, I thought I would take a picture or two, so you could see the wonderful gift for yourself.

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This is the picture of the Hand-Carved nativity…made from Olive Wood from the Holy Land!

The next picture needs a bit of a set-up…My youngest saw the nativity…as pictured above, and said…where is the night, and where are all the stars in the sky (he was not satisfied with the star at the top)?

Then he went to his room, came back with a dark blue ribbon he had saved, and some of the star tinsel from the small tree we had put in their room, he placed it carefully on top of the nativity….it has been there ever since…

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You may notice an ornament on the side…well that was my middle childs contribution to the nativity…it opens and you can put things into it…he said it was a gift for the Baby Jesus…like the wise men gave…so we put it on the side where the wise men are.

Now you know the full story of the Nativity in our house….it is such a special way to remember friends, past years, the children when they were young, and a way to do good deeds for others…all the while celebrating this wonderful season of Christ’s birth.

Let me know some of your traditions for whatever season you celebrate…I would love to hear you!

Thanks again for Hearing.

Sincerely;

Bea Heard

Small Act of Kindness

Wow…two posts in one day…I must be feeling better, and I’m on a roll.

Truth is, I could not let the Small act of kindness I received today to go unnoticed.

I’ll preface it with what happened just before this act of kindness.

I was in my kitchen, doing dishes, and one of my children had gone out the back door..all the sudden my child asked me to call the police, because a lady was being beaten behind the church (just next door to our house), and she was calling for someone to call the police.

Well, as you know I and my children were abused, so it does not set well with us to see or hear others in similar situations.  I dialed 911 and the police were there quickly…the only thing was, that my children (2 of them now because of the commotion), went around the house and to the church to see if they could help…That made the man put her in the car and they started to leave…The Police made it just in time to block one of the driveways. Then because he had nowhere to go, the man backed up to go around the other side…my children stood there (WHAT WERE THEY THINKING), and me watching from the porch, could only worry.  But another police car came before the car got back around the church.

Well…the long and the short of it is…they took the man, and the lady looked horrible…They took her in an ambulance. He had really done a number on her.  All I could do was pray that she will be brave enough to follow through now, on pressing charges.  I know full well the fear in her right now…she has a long road ahead.

So much for my previous post today of De-Stressing…That threw me for a loop.  I got inside and was shaking like a leaf.

Then…out of the blue…not related to the situation that happened…someone came to my door and gave me these…

wpid-p_20151013_125451_hdr.jpg  Wow…such a suprise…and it was for no other reason than to brighten my day…I didn’t  even know the person who gave them to me.  They just said it was to cheer me up.  Wow..such a small act of kindness, and such a Big result.

It was an unexpected De-Stresser…and they sit on my table now (unfortunately I do not have a vase…don’t get them enough to have one), and put a smile on my face.

Thanks to whomever it was that gave them to me…I know they may never read this, but I had to post it to show my gratitude.  At least you will all know that there are those out there doing things to brighten someones day, for no other reason other than it’s a kind thing to do.

I hope they receive something just as wonderful soon in their lives…God Bless!

Gives me hope…we all need that!

Thanks for Hearing!

Sincerely;

Bea Heard