Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's Time To Celebrate The Three "F's"!

It's December and most people are focusing on celebrating the Christmas season. I, however, am looking forward to celebrating Friendships. Along with that, I love two things that can be found during this time of the year: Fruit Cake and Flowers (Poinsettias to be exact!). Probably the only thing the last two have in common is the red and green colors found in each.


Friendships are vital to our humanity. We need them to satisfy basic human needs, like food and water, but in this crazy busy world we live in, sometimes friendships are relegated to the back of the line. They get pushed aside because our focus becomes slightly self-centered. In order to have friends, we have to be a friend. I think this time of year is a good time to count our blessings for friends we have, but also to reassess our circumstances and what's most important. So that's what I'm doing. First, counting my blessings. Then, asking myself:  1) Just how good of a friend am I?   2) What changes can I make to become a better friend?  3)Can I develop new friendships?

Fruit Cake

On another note, I love to eat good, moist (definitely not dry & caked), fresh fruit cake. It holds a special place in my heart because it reminds me of my grandmother. She loved making fruit cake with the candied green and red cherries. They weren't especially my favorites, but in her buttery fruit cake straight out of the oven with a cold glass of milk, who cared?! This year I'm hoping to enjoy homemade fruit cake & think of my grandmother!


Lastly, Poinsettias are in bloom! They aren't just red anymore, but come in unique colors; pink, yellow, white and bi-colors. A few years ago, I had a Poinsettia topiary. It survived for a couple of years. Which in Poinsettia life is pretty good. So this year, I'm looking for a trio of colors to plant together to enjoy the beauty of color.