Happy Holidays


I looked everywhere for a comprehensive list of holidays celebrated at this time of year. I wanted to list them all in their languages, but the task proved beyond my skill. So, in my own words, I wish everyone wherever you are in the world a heartfelt season of joy and love, and a new year brimming with kindness, compassion, and peace.

we are each authors
of the world’s love and kindness
be the words of peace

I’ll be taking a short break to spend time with Tornado Boy, family and friends. See you 2017!

Love, Diana ❤


164 thoughts on “Happy Holidays

  1. Happy New Year! Blessings!

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  2. Suddenly I feel so behind… and I don’t even have a cold to blame.
    Wishing you happiness EVERY holiday, Diana. Whether or not it’s one you celebrate. 😀 Mega hugs

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  3. And even more belated good wishes from me, Diana. Does anyone get a prize for the most ridiculously tardy seasonal greetings?

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  4. Belated Happy Holidays to you, Diana, and looking forward to the fruits of your creativity in 2017!

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  5. Cecilia says:

    I hope you had a great holiday! Happy New Year to you!

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  6. Erik says:

    Today was my day to reengage. And your short post here made me glad I have done so. It’s hope with simplicity. And it reminds me that a blog post can be effective at 250 words as well as 2,000 (perhaps even more so, when appropriate), and that we all can make a positive difference in the cumulative little ways as well as in the sporadic big ones.

    Enjoy your remaining time with family; and I’m looking forward to catching up on the regular in 2017.

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    • Hi Eric. So nice to see your comment here and to know that you reentering the blogosphere. I hope you’re doing well in all respects, and can’t wait to hear about what you’re up to. Wishing you the most wonderful new year, my friend. 🙂

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  7. Kev says:

    Enjoy your holiday, Diana. Happy 2017! 🙂

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  8. hsampson says:

    Have a wonderful 2017 D! I cannot wait to see what have you got under your sleeve for us all this new year! Blessings and miracles to you and your loved ones!! Thank you always!

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  9. inesephoto says:

    Thank you for your beautiful message, Diana! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

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  10. Mahevash says:

    Here’s to some much-needed downtime! Happy Holidays!

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  11. reocochran says:

    The pretty thoughts and words are special for all of us. Yes, Diana! Let’s use words of peace, spread them liberally upon those we meet in real life, as well as those whose blogs we meet. I have had a marvelous Christmas and so happy to hear of Legos and building side by side with the grandson! Any “donut runs” lately? 😉 My memory kept this for quite some time, dear friend. ❤
    Have a wonderful new year and let there be road blocks, either real or of our imagination, to prevent the disaster of politics from damaging our psyche or our peace in the world. 🙂 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for the holiday wishes, Robin. I’ll be back officially tomorrow but thought I’d catch up a touch today. I hope you had wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrations, and I echo your advice to not let out political disaster lessen our hope for a better world. I’ll be over to say hi soon 🙂


  12. Sacha Black says:

    Happy holidays, sending you lots of blogger love xx

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  13. I love the centered words ( which are oh so centered in all respects.)
    Waiting for sunset on Christmas Eve is like standing toes-over-the-edge on a high diving board.
    Every year we’d cruise casually by the window to keep an eye on the sun’s progress until it was officially evening.
    Then the shout “Christmas Eve Gift!” would ring out.
    You see, the traditions says that the first person to voice that phrase on Christmas Eve to another would be graced with good fortune and joy all the next year.
    (And of course, whomever was first won. Everything was a contest…)
    It’s more difficult to be first now with caller ID.
    As all those who have become my friends in blogland are spread widely across time zones, I’d like to wish you all “Christmas Eve Gift” now.
    And as I already feel so fortunate to have such wonderful readers and writers in this neighborhood, I wish to share any phrase acquired good fortune and joy with you in thanks.
    No matter where you are or what you are guided by, hope you have a very merry Christmas and a new year full of adventure and joy.
    Peace on earth and goodwill towards all creatures great and small.

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  14. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. All the best in the New Year! 🎄☃️🎉

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  15. Happy Holidays!! A well-deserved break after a very long and busy year. 😀

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  16. Happy holidays, Diana, with the ones you love, and Happy New Year! 🙂

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  17. Happy Holidays to you, too!

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  18. Your quote is so perfect – so lovely and hopeful. May we be such authors – always. Can I share this? Credit to Myths of the Mirror? Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours. xoxo

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    • Hi Pam, I jumped on today to see take a quick peek at the blog. In the meantime, I’ve become an expert at Legos. Yes, please feel free to use my little haiku if you wish. Hope your Christmas was wonderful. I’ll be back and catching up after the 1st. ❤ Happy New Year!

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  19. mrszee333 says:

    Try ‘Hands Around the World’ by Susan Milford; Williamson Publishing Co. Charlotte Vermont. It has hundreds of celebration for just about every day of the year. Merry Christmas 🙂

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