Today I would like to take the time to give a shout of joy from my family to yours on Christmas day. Regardless if you join me in celebrating the birth of Christ today or whatever your custom, today gives us reason to spread the joy of the season to all. I hope your day is filled with great memories of Christmas’s past and of new customs for those you of you looking to create amazing memories for future Christmases.

May you day be a blessed one filled with love, if not surrounded by your human family then by your four footed family. John and I head down to my brothers for their traditional roast beef dinner (music to the Brit’s heart:)) with lots and lots of veggies for the vegan girl:) and lots of love and laughter for all.

I leave you with this Christmas smile as I send out a prayer to “Ethel” and to any of you who are starting a new tradition as you spend your first Christmas after the loss of a loved one in 2011. Peace on earth.

Today I am grateful for the love of family, friends and dogs this Christmas morning.