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The Reason for the Season: Spread the pure Joy!

The Christmas season is filled with times of joyful gathering…family, friends, colleagues, co-workers, acquaintances from many different backgrounds. The main question is…why do you join others in celebration at this time of year? Is it simply feasting and partying, dressing in fancy attire, for camaraderie, perhaps time to catch up on happenin’s throughout the year? What makes it different from any other gathering? There is only one reason for this season which should remain at the top of the list, the star of the Christmas tree, the most wondrous gift of them all…

May we never be so focused on getting gifts & PRESENTS 
that we forget to receive…
…the gift of HIS PRESENCE!


Spread the pure joy!

There is magic in Christmas
A time for joy, a time of peace
Sharing, caring, preparing
As cascading snowflakes increase
A star tops the Christmas tree
Presents of love beneath
All in the joy of giving
Encircling like a wreath
People come, people go
All in the name of good cheer
Wishing Merry Christmas
And the happiest New Year
Coziness of a fireplace
A warm hug, tender kiss
Christmas Eve closes in prayer
No one dares not miss
While saying Merry Christmas
With wishes for a Happy New Year 
How many celebrate birth
The real reason behind all the cheer?
Wining, dining, feeling fine
Feasting on the best
When asked why YOU celebrate
What do you attest?
Hope in Christmastime
The message of the season
Birth of our Savior
Truly the blessed reason



Happy Thanksgiving from Catnip!

Catnip is excited to offer all her followers and visitors Purr-r-r-r-fect Thanksgiving Blessings. So, without further ado and with special Happy Thanksgiving blessings from Foxie…


BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO THE VIDEO! Visit catnip’s sister site AWAKENINGS for loads of trivia, treats & tradition!

FOXIE:Turkey’s purr-r-r-r-fect, you say?

And to really top it off. . .


Gift of Awards

GiftofAwardsThe enjoyment of receiving an award is like someone handing you one of the finest chocolates ever made. You savor the thoughts behind the giver knowing that someone special has gathered inspiration from your humble words. Then, to your surprise comes along a gift of awardS … That, folks, is more like getting the whole box of chocolates!

The time was back in August not long after my husband finally returned home after six months of grave illness. Needless to say, life took a different turn (for the better I must add). Time online in my virtual world took a backseat to reality.

Without further ado, I want to thank Joseyphina of Joseyphina’s World for the whole box – the Awesome Blog Award, the Versatile Blogger Award, the Sunshine Award and the Most Influential Blogger Award! That is like having Gianduja, Couverture, Truffles, AND Special Dark chocolates all at the same time! How swe-e-e-e-e-e-e-eT! Joseyphina, you have touched my heart in a very special way!

Now, it is time for me to thank my followers for motivating me and commenting on my posts. You are the reason why I keep on keeping on even though on some days I can count on one hand those who stopped by for a dose of catnip. Hey, don’t get me wrong. I am NOT complaining. If I just touch one, only one, on any given day then I have accomplished what I set out to do. Inspire. Motivate. Make someone smile.

The envelop…Envelope

There were no ‘rules’ accompanying these awards so take the money and run! Pay the awards forward with no strings attached…ain’t that nice!


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