Tuesday, December 22, 2009


It's not often that I feel that a comment I left for someone is inspired by the Holy Spirit. And perhaps it is my vanity that is allowing me to think that now. I was responding to MightyMom's post at My Wonderful Life on Rearranging. But when I finished commenting I realized I had been taught another lesson in Thanksgiving. So now I offer this to you with sincere humility.

I remember one Christmas when my Jimmy daily took all the gifts from under the tree and replaced them in a different way. I tried to stop this but soon realized this was his way of "celebrating" until the day when he could open his gifts. In some way, that's what we do in our lives. When we pray daily we are really asking God to help us place our gifts, use them and to celebrate them until we can realize that ultimate gift of heaven.

Thanks be to God
for the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit
and to MightyMom for the
I have edited this from the original by adding a few words and checked the grammar, but it is essentially the same comment.


  1. Very wise...something to ponder, for sure. Many blessings to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas season.

    Bia & Family

  2. Dear Cathy..
    I want to thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments..I always try to shine a little light ,give a moment of joy,and try to share the Hope and Faith we all need from day to day..If it brought a smile to your face...I am happy...Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family..

    T.D and company.

  3. Tis a gift to take stock and rearrange our lives......Jimmy was soooooo right....:-) Hugs

  4. This is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. You have called the comments people leave in response to your posts "words of wisdom". I think your posts - and today's in particular - are the real "words of wisdom".

    Thank you for sharing.

  6. The wisdom of the Spirit is truly in these words, Cathy. Thanks for sharing them.

  7. That was a wonderful analogy. It has me in awe. Praise God!
    Blessings, Cathy!

  8. Ok, I have been back quite a few times to re-read this. I cannot tell you how perfect I think it is.
    In fact, I have quoted you @ A Catholic Notebook (paraphrased slightly) - with source link back to you. OK with you?

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Cathy.

  9. kinda daunting to think that silly post and it's picture was inspiring to you. :-) but thanks for the comments as I do love your viewpoint!!


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