Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: December 23, 2022

is the companion of power,
and the mother of success;
for who so hopes has within him
the gift of miracles.

~ Samuel Smiles
Scottish – Author December 23, 1812 – April 16, 1904

Porte Ponderings:

Only 2 days until Christmas. We’re in the middle of a predicted winter storm. Winds could reach up to 120 KM per hour. Temperatures changed overnight to minus and rain from freezing rain to snow. Flash freezing has left the roads slippery as an ice rink. Normal Canadian weather.

I gave Christmas presents to my family in London ON ahead of time just in case they can’t make it to tomorrow night’s dinner event.

My husband’s oldest son can’t attend as his intended has COVID. Having survived a double transplant she is now on an experimental drug administered by IV drip, has 3 more days of treatment to go and 10 days isolation after thath. Wishing them the gift of health this year.

So it will be a small group getting together before we head to Florida next week.

Keep safe and have a Merry Christmas.

Daily Quote: December 23

A place for everything,
and everything in its place.
~ Samuel Smiles (December 23, 1812 – April 16, 1904)

Human Light Celebration

Between the Winter Solstice and Christmas,
preparing for the New Year,
pause to re-evaluate priorities. 
Look up to the heavens, 
see umbrellas set in place
and the stars at night watching over you.
Look down to the ground,
set your roots firmly.
Look across the table,
see the ones you love.
Look around the neighbourhood,
see friends and strangers.
Look over your gifts,
see how you can distribute them.
~ Deborah Porte