On Christmas Eve I was a little bummed about the whole idea of not having things to open on Christmas morning ... but as the night rolled on I was fine. Exchanging gifts is fun, but not at all the point of Christmas ... we have blessings beyond the wrapping paper. For one we have each other and a nice house, good jobs/careers, 2 working cars, to fun-loving dogs, friends, family and a kitchen that we recently stocked with food. Our bank accounts are by no means bursting at the seams, but our hearts are.
I worked this morning ... it was a choice I made, as I bid for my hours and I chose to be available to those who needed interpreting services to call home to their loved ones. Sure it was hard waking up at 3:40am to get ready and be to work at 5am, but I was calm and at peace about it.
I was able to bring a small pad of water-color paper, water-color pencils, and a water pen ... over the course of 6 hours during my breaks I created this:
Its not a complex drawing, nor a fantastic work ... the title just seemed to fit.
I hope you are finding joy in the "Simple Gifts" today and always.