City Lights, Pretty Lights

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“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou

’tis indeed the season of miracles… a squirrel, a mouse, and a rabbit pictured here and not a curse word in sight. . . !

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

18 thoughts on “City Lights, Pretty Lights

  1. Nice slide show. And very tech-advanced! 🙂 Thank you for the words by Maya Angelou. The test of the 3 things? My husband fails miserably. Wish I had known…

    Have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    1. LOL! Maybe there are remedial courses he can take once you’ve explained it to him.

      So un-techie! There was a line that said, “Insert as slideshow.” I checked it.

      VIOLA! Santa magic! You have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful trip to see your family! Will look forward to hearing about this year’s flying adventure. Watch out for reindeer.

  2. Loved Maya’s last line “…but people will never forget how you made them feel.” YOU always make me feel good! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May your fudge always turn out perfectly and the squirrels forget where you live. 🙂

    1. That line struck me, too. . . and right back at you. The fact that are are able to maintain your sanity AND your sense of humor in your episodes with your mother fills me with hope. (I’m thinking, “I won’t be THAT bad!”) Merry Christmas to you and your family, including your brother, What;s His Name. 🙂

    1. They are local except for those unusual lights hanging over the streets. We have some here, but my son took those photos in Greensboro, NC. Do they do those in your town? They’re chickenwire balls with strands of lights wrapped around them or stuffed inside then a weight is tied to them so that they can be tossed over tree limbs. It must be a world of extension cords during the daytime.

      The pretty outside lighted trees in the little park are in the center of Charlotte. I’m envious. I love red, green, and white lights on single strands. I bought one strand years ago and had I known how rare they are, I’d have bought more. Looks like the city has a source because they used them on several of the trees.

  3. Arkansas Patti

    Wonderful words from one of my favorite people with a lovely slide show. Thanks.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas

  4. Great photos and love that Maya Angelou quote. I may steal it for my New Year’s wish on my Facebook page! Your posts and Bro Joe’s photos always make me feel happier. Thanks! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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