“Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” ~ Oren Arnold
Before I head off with my family to Western Australia, in Eagle Bay which is situated in the Margaret River region, I want to thank my special blogger family. My connection to each of you is important to me.
This is what I love about you and your blogs!
You inspire me with words of wisdom each time you share a post.
You introduce me to amazing Authors and people who change the way I see life.
Your views and comments create a new perspective to my own understanding, which gives me insight and knowledge.
You make me laugh and remind me what is important.
You guide me to live in the present and to find the lighter side of life.
Your gifts of poetry, photography, art and writing, inspire me.
Your encouragement and support of my blog means so much.
Thankyou to everyone. I love writing and I know you all do too. I look forward to sharing this space with you in 2016 and may your Christmas and New Year be peaceful and warm and may your connections with friends and family be joyful and fun.
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I love your list of what we all love about reading other people’s blogs. It’s wonderful to share the journey.
It is wonderful and thankyou for sharing your beautiful artwork and wisdom. Have a peaceful warm christmas.
Enjoy your holidays, dear Karen. I look forward to more wonderful posts from you when you return!
Thankyou Carrie. I love the connection with each of you. Have a wonderful holiday too.
The blogging community is amazing, no doubt. I learn something new every day from my interactions. Have a wonderful time on your holiday!
Thankyou Carrie and I have really enjoyed having you here, sharing your thoughts and support. Have a great holiday too.
What a lovely post – thank you for all your inspiring words as well. Have a wonderful holiday – it looks idyllic!
It does look idyllic, I haven’t been to the Margaret River before but I am really looking forward to it. Thankyou Eliza, I hope your christmas is warm and joyful.
Oh I am so thankful for you and your wonderful posts too. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Enjoy your time down under and may we all have a peace-filled new year. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤
Thankyou lovely Natalie. Your posts always bring me peace and love. Merry Christmas to you and lots of hugs.
may the warmth of your holiday
glow within & without 🙂
Thankyou David, and I will send all the warmth I receive to my friends on the other side of the world. May you find joy over the holidays and enjoy your time.
Your contributions to our community all over the world is priceless. You have touched many lives with wisdom, compassion and a gentle understanding of human emotions. I wish you a very healthy and happy holiday season and look forward to seeing your encouraging words in the new year.
I am always humbled by your kind words Jonathan. Your posts educate us and keep us updated on every aspect of our health. Your knowledge and contribution on this subject is really appreciated. May your christmas with friends and family be peaceful and relaxing.
What a lovely post. This is such an incredible community. I am grateful. I am grateful for you!!! Have a wonderful, peaceful, fun and joyous time. We will all be thinking of you and waiting to hear how your time in that beautiful place was!
Happy everything and merry always!
I am grateful to you lovely friend. One day we must hug and meet up to share about our incredible journey we know as life. I feel so much gratitude each year for all that I have and continue to learn. Much love and have a wonderful christmas Mary.
Thank you for your openness & generosity this year, Karen. Happy holidays to you.
You too MK. Thankyou for your beautiful photos and for connecting us to the parts of life we miss or forget to see. May your holidays be relaxing and peaceful. Much love.
Beautiful post as usual Karen and so important to focus at positivity. Wish you a great time at your Fiji 🙂
Thankyou so much Irene, I really appreciate your thoughts and comments and your support. I hope your christmas and new year are very special.
Thank you very much Karen.
Wish you wonderful holidays ahead. Happy Christmas and happy New year
Thankyou Akhila, you too. I look forward to catching up in 2016. 🙂
Thank you for sharing your wisdom and compassion with all of us, Karen. This blog is a special place, a haven of tranquility that I treasure. May your holidays be filled with laughter and love. See you in the New Year, and enjoy that gorgeous setting!!
Oh thankyou Lori. Your comment really means a lot to me. Definitely see you in the New Year and have a wonderful break yourself.
You are a gift to us Karen. Have a wonderful time with your family.and may the season’s light fill your hearts.
I really appreciate your comment Don. I am very grateful to connect with such special people around the world. I hope London brings you some snow and you have warmth and lots of love with family and friends.
Happy holidays Karen, and may 2016 bring you and yours much peace and contentedness.
Thankyou Hariod, it has been so nice having you here. I love your comments and perspective in life. May you enjoy the festive season and may 2016 bring peace to you too.
Wishing you and your family the most beautiful holiday season, and for your little boy that is no longer physically with you, may you feel his presence and love surrounding all of your family. Thank you for inspiring me, for sharing brilliant stories of love and joy, of giving us all hope. May 2016 bring you great peace, and seeing your book come to publication!
Such a beautiful heartfelt comment. Thankyou. You inspire me too and I hope your holiday season is peaceful and that you get to see your Son. Is he coming home? Yes to my book, it will be coming out in late January or Feb. I will look forward to your book too, it is definitely in you!!! I appreciate your friendship.
Yes my son will be here in a few days, he finished his master’s degree and I am both proud and happy to be able to spend the holidays with him and his finance.
That’s so good to hear. Congratulations to him and enjoy your special time together.
Jealous! Is there room in your suitcase for me???
Yes of course, everyone is welcome! Thankyou and have a wonderful christmas. 🙂
Ha! You just can’t let your Fiji go! Happy Holidays Karen. You are a bright light in the blogosphere.
Ha! well of course that last comment was for you! Wait till I come back and continue to talk about it. Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family. Thankyou. 🙂
Eagle Bay looks gorgeous! Enjoy your holidays and thanks for all you do for us through your blog.
Merry Christmas Jennifer. Thankyou to you also for bringing peace and love to us through your posts. Enjoy these holidays.xx
Wishing you a wonderful holiday and many warm memories with your family! Thank you for the inspiration this year!
Thankyou Kay and for sharing your honesty and love with us this year. May your holiday season be joyful as you connect with family and friends.
You have given so many gifts to us this year. Thanks you Karen! Have a wonderful Holiday – your new Fiji is beautiful 🙂 See you next year! XX
Thankyou lovely Helen! Have a wonderful holiday and Christmas too. It is so nice to connect with you each week. I look forward to 2016. 🙂
Just stopping by some blogs who are rather new to me. I love seeing the various seasonal decorations along with warm wishes! Your choice of photography with a pretty snow covered house decorated with bright Christmas lights and a beautiful, tranquil beach. Happy holidays to you, Karen. Smiles, Robin
Welcome Robin, nice to have you here. Happy holidays to you too.
Have a wonderful time dear Karen and may the season find you full of love and peace from your heart! ♡
Thank you Lorrie and for sharing love and wisdom to us all. Have a lovely Christmas and new year🎉💜💛
Thank you for the wonderful accolades. And do you know what? They can easily be addressed to you also. A blessed Christmas to you and your family my friend. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Thank you Alan and may your family have a wonderful Christmas too and an enjoyable holiday season.
Thinking of you on this special day as I take time to catch up … I realized I had missed this post. Wishing you a wonderful holiday in your new Fiji Karen 💕
Thankyou Val. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy some well earned holiday fun and relaxation. Much love 🙂
Karen I am so far behind on posts slowly catching up but love your list and adore your blog.
Take all the time you need. I love you visiting my blog. Thanks Kath. 🙂