I have prayed, too. Bless you for posting this and all who have responded so lovingly. I, for one, couldn't open this when I first saw it. There are many kind and caring people on this site...a treasure. love, Joan
She and her family are in my prayers. Hugs
Yes, it's wonderful to see that there are so many caring people on here. I often wonder where some of our "older" cuties have gone to. Thanks Shirley for pointing this out, we all need to keep an eye on each other. Hoping that Loralye will be overcome with love and support. Love to you and yours, love Chris
thanks Chris for your big heart also:):)hugs
Thanks Chris. I have not been on here as much myself lately but I noticed neither had Loralye. My prayers are with her and her family. Hugs
Kay's words are so very true. It is the people we love and spending time with them. If food is getting in the way then find ways to minimize that department of the preparation. If the making of gifts has become a burden, then in that too, try to find ways to create a short cut. remember the meaning of why we celebrate the season, and for those who do not have the christian belief in Christmas itself, then looking for the parts of the season that you can find enjoyment in, again gathering of loved ones, helping to serve the people or animal life around you, that may be struggling. So many people suffer greatly during the holiday season as the grief of loved ones that have been lost or of their family connections that are not as they had hoped they would be. Please pay careful attention to the people you come into contact with, even if the contact is only through an online community, like what Shirley has done in the recognition of having missed seeing Loralye here at Cute. Sometimes it can be just a bit of eye contact and a courteous word or two that can help give a desperate person the will to continue, instead of them giving up their remaining hope in mankind. Other times the personal messages or emails to let the person know that they have been missed, will mean more than we might have thought, as likely is the case with Loralye. Hugs for each person who reads this message, in all nations, across all religions and across all party lines, may you each be blessed. May we each look within ourselves to see how we may be able to lift the burden off another persons shoulders who may be struggling under the trials and burdens they are called to bear. May we find ways of drawing closer to our fellow beings not find ways to insulate and justify the burdens they are struggling with. We can not possibly help all people suffering throughout all the world, but we can easily help many when we each focus on helping just one person or small group at a time. Kind of like the story of the person who is throwing the starfish back into the ocean. It matters to that single starfish that someone tossed them back into the ocean. They can not help all but they can make a huge difference to one at a time. All the little acts of service do add up and they all come together to help uplift all mankind. Just a smile, genuine handshake or hug can be worth more than we can possibly know to that person who may have been overcome and seriously contemplating the unthinkable up until that moment. May we each be blessed with many opportunities to give small acts of kindness to those we come into contact with, this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Pam
Oh! Pam you have said this so eloquently. I love reading your posts, they are so uplifting. I pray that you and yours will be blessed during this festive season. Merry Christmas to you, love Chris
Well said and may our God in heaven shine brightly on you and your this HIS Christmas season Merry Christmas****Carolyn
God bless you Pam/Lillian
I love your thoughts. Thank you for telling it like it is.
Oh My, you have a gift with words. We love you! Kay
Well said Pam. Hugs to you and your family as well.
My thoughts are with dear Loralye
Adding my prayers for Loralye's Dad and family, also.
Sometimes the Holidays are wonderful and some times they are sad. I no longer care about all the cooking and it is amazing how much stress this lifts. I use my slow cookers a lot and short cut recipes, I am usually still stitching a gift for someone up to the last moment. When you have friends or relatives gravely ill, it changes what is important. Kay
Beautifully said Kay.
i agree 100%:):)
So very true my dear friend/Lillian
Prayers are with her.
I'm glad you asked about Lorayle, It's important that we know who needs prayers.
Hi guys, She emailed me that her Father was in hospital & heart was failing & he needed Prayers, I don't know if she posted it here or not. I hope I am not hurting her by posting this. But please be in Prayer for her & family??? Hugs, Judy...
Thanks for the prayer request.
Thank you, Judy. I will be in prayer for them both.
My prayers are with her and her family. Hugs
Sad to hear. prayers going to Canada.
I will include him and his family in my prayers
So right, Shirley...I do hope she is well...