#WQWWC #4 Celebration

Celebration takes on a new look for most of us this year with the continued persistence of COVID 19. As I read your blogs, I see resiliency, hope, and joy as you plan your celebrations for the holidays.

What is your celebration going to be like this year? Will you stay safe? Will you worship at church or at home? Will you decorate?

Below are several quotes that inspire me to rejoice this holiday season in spite or maybe even because of COVID 19.

“The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thank you Patti Moed for sharing this in your Lens-Artist Holiday post .

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. ”    

Oprah Winfrey

“Celebration is forgetting oneself. … When we are always enthusiastic, happy and surrendered to God, life becomes a blissful celebration.”

Amma (There are several references to Amma (Mother) in Wikipedia. I’m not sure which Amma said the quote above.

“Life is passion, celebration in the face of chaos, light in the face of darkness, hope in the face of despair, and joy, for the universe without life feels nothing, is nothing, and does nothing except slowly die.”

Rick Tumlinson
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Pick any celebration quote this week that you like and tell your story, poem or opinion. Add a link to this post to help me find your post.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, and a better New Year

Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

33 thoughts on “#WQWWC #4 Celebration”

    1. That’s amazingly creative, Roberta. When I taught fourth grade, we made gingerbread houses. I never realized how hard it was to get the sides to stand up on their own. The frosting was everything. ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. We will definitely have a better New Year, Marsha. Love the quotes and the idea of celebrating with small pods of family this year as a “normal” condition for 2020. I went to a cookie party yesterday and was so happy to spend the day with my family and nieces. Feels a little more festive now!

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  2. Christmas is so different this year. Both of our families are about a 3-hour drive in different directions. We won’t be road warriors this year. We are in our church’s handbell choir, so Christmas Eve is a long evening for us – playing two services – but a joyous one. However, not this year. We haven’t rehearsed in a month – and services will be outdoors (brrrr) and probably short. Temps are dropping so time will tell if we go. So, we will make the best of Christmas Day – just the two of us. Must find something to watch. Zoom call set for the next day. … just going on because you asked. Best holiday wishes to you and yours … Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely response, Frank. I used to be in a bell choir. Thatโ€™s a lot of work, but worth it! Our church here is meeting inside for Christmas Eve, do we will go. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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        1. Thanks for sharing, Frank. I like how you include links in your comments. I find that helpful to go back later to a specific post. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s late, so I’ll make note and visit it soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Merry Christmas, Leya thanks for being part of my Hobby Blogging family at Always Write. Getting to know all you Lens-Artists has made a huge impact in my life this year. BTW feel free to link your posts to #WQWWC posts. Our topics are very compatible. Have a wonderful Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ


  3. A beautiful and thoughtful post Marsha. Yes our celebrations will be very different this year. We have dinner with our very small pod for Christmas Eve and zoom calls with family for Christmas tomorrow. I went for lobster for dinner tomorrow so that my husband and I will feel a bit more festive! For a look at our previous Christmases, I’m including a link to my post here https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2020/12/19/lens-artists-challenge-128-here-comes-the-holiday-season/

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Tina. The first photo puts me in the celebration mode for Christmas. The second reminds me of my Jewish friend, Elane Geller, a holocaust survivor who passed away this year. She was an amazing link to another culture for me as she was Polish, and spoke at least 7 or 8 languages. Thanks for including the second photo. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you are enjoying your lobster. ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas, Tina. ๐Ÿ™‚


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