Thursday Thirteen: Beautiful December

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I think December is beautiful because
1. The long shadows cast by the sleeping sun bring the trees down to my size; I can climb them.
2. The light does not last long, and it's nice to turn into warm, softly lit places where I am welcome.
3. The cold air makes riches of simple things like warm blankets,
4. Hot chocolate,
5. Old movies,
6. Old books I've read and remember like acquaintances I want to meet again.
7. There is no magic like that found in the first flurry of snow in December.
8. It's the time of the year that makes those wonderful old Claymation Christmas movies good and new again.
9. They remind me of the simple innocence of childhood
10. And the best lessons learned during that grand month:
11. Take care of your friends (Frosty)
12. Your best gift is your best you (Little Drummer Boy)
13. And we're all beautiful somehow, somewhere, and always.

Thursday Thirteen

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  1. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Wow. I don't think I've thought about enjoying December - mostly I try to get through it. Seems so dark here.... You've given me something to think about

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  2. As always, your words are lovely. I too love a fresh snowfall. Happy Holidays!

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  3. A warm blanket + hot chocolate + an old movie or an old book on a snowy day in December = Bliss! (smile) Thanks for the wonderful thoughts.

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  4. I also love the short days of December...I couldn't tell you why, its just always been that way. Maybe it is the warm places where you are welcome at the end of the day...if you say so...I trust you.
    hugs
    Sandi

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  5. To me totally says....Land O Lakes Hot chocolate with mini marshmellows. Those cold days just scream hot chocolate!

    Thanks for visiting my T13!

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  6. Anonymous9:33 PM

    What lovely thoughts about this time of year! Time to slow down and take it all in...Happy TT!

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  7. What a lovely list! Very poetic, actually. I think my eyes are misting. Or my glasses are dirty.

    Beautiful.

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  8. I love this time of year!! Great list. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by my friend:)

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  9. I love number 12. Sweet TT!


    My TT Forbidden Fruit is up.

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  10. Anonymous10:16 PM

    And don't forget what Scrooge said: Mankind is our business. xo

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  11. I love claymation. Rudolf never looked better.

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  12. Sandy, the photo is sublime and as always, beautiful words.

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  13. you have a positive attitude, that helps to get one through the dark december months. of course christmas festivities liven it us a bit also. we're almost to the shortest day of the year and then back to more light during the days...

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  14. there are really so many good things about December.
    Thursday13

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  15. Great list! I love hot chocolate too!

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  16. hot chocolate is the best on a cold winter day! happy tt. :)

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  17. Beautiful TT! Wonderfully said.

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  18. Have a happy hot chocolate.

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  19. Although I liked all your points, number 7 is my favorite!!!!!!!!!!!! We are finally supposed to get our first snowfall this weekend and I think I know my new camera enough to get photos! Hope the weatherman is not wrong about this forecast!

    I am trying to catch up now and will leave comments belwo too on ones I missed.

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  20. Great list, but #7 only works if you haven't already been dumped on in November and aren't sick of it yet.

    Happy TT!

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  21. Sandy, there are great optimism and joie de vivre in this post. Really heartening.

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  22. Sandy, you're magical. And blessed!

    I loved the very first one, the image and spirit of it. And then I went right on loving each one that followed! A treasure of a post: thank you for creating and sharing it!

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  23. Anonymous8:39 AM

    I like #2! Come visit our TT!

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  24. Thirteen excellent reasons to love December.

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  25. Your picture and words bring warmth to the heart, Sandy...Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Beautiful as always! My favorite is the first one what a wonderful thought to climb the trees on the ground.

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  27. Wonderfully put, Sandy. You always give us your "best you".

    Peace - D

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  28. Great post, and I couldn't agree more!
    Thanks for visiting my TT.

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  29. What a beautiful list. You've nailed December right on the head.

    Happy TT!

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  30. I love winter! Thanks for sharing. Happy TT!

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  31. your post brought back some great childhood memories! Watching all the Christmas specials...

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  32. Anonymous8:47 PM

    "Your best gift is you"

    Wise words for those of any/every faith!

    Blessings!

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  33. It's getting hot here, this side of the equator, but I still drink the hot chocolate. This is a beautiful list. :)

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  34. Love this.(Did you email me about something that I've lost track of or am I totally confused??)

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  35. I caught the first snow of the season in New York and it was such a magical experience. December has a lot of surprises in its pocket but its real surprise is how you take them all in and cherish them.

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  36. Oh! yes I love your 13 points-atmosphere.
    I need more than one month to make the most of all these fine moments. Especially books, and movies, I'll get some new for Christmas, if Santa has well-listened and written down titles.

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