Feeling the Holiday Spirit

It had been a busy day in the office, but the staff found time to put up the Christmas Tree and to add some pretty lights to the waiting room.  I was the last one out at the end of the day and as I prepared to walk out the door, I had to stop and admire the decorations.

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 The lights on the tree cast a soft reflection on the glass of the window.

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The building was quietly empty and a soft rain was falling outside,

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and the cars passing by on the highway added to the glow in the window.

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And suddenly, I was feeling the holiday spirit.

36 thoughts on “Feeling the Holiday Spirit

    • Thank you, Johanna. The view is indeed wonderful and I’ve taken many shots from my parking lot 🙂 Congrats, by the way, on your recent win over at Boomdee’s blog! How fun!!

    • You know … I am not sure of the name of the mountain peak. I’m on it though!!
      The waiting room is a much more pleasant place to wait these days. Especially when coming in from the cold.

    • Thank you, Pauline. You are so right … it is the small things! In fact, since I’m organizing a big charity event this weekend (our 10th year, women donating anonymously, with 100% of the monies raised going straight to local charities), and helping my parents with move prep next weekend, I may get a small, table top tree and decorate minimally this year.

    • Thank you, Lori. It’s still looking the same this morning, too. Warm inside; rainy and cold outside. Just right for the holidays (although I’ll hope for a white Christmas)

    • It is hard to find that spirit some years, isn’t it? The demands of life and health can put a damper on things sometimes. My wish for you is that you find quiet moments of peace! That might be all I manage to find this year!

  1. Love the technique of catching the reflection of the lights in the window. I put up my aqua tree today too. Tis, the season to sparkle and shine. I still have so much to do…eeeeek! xoK

    • I’ll look forward to seeing photos of that aqua tree! I was just telling Pauline that “since I’m organizing a big charity event this weekend (our 10th year, women donating anonymously, with 100% of the monies raised going straight to local charities), and helping my parents with move prep next weekend, I may get a small, table top tree and decorate minimally this year”. Lights, candles, a little color may be just the ticket to bring Christmas joy to my home. Each year is different, right? Be sure to find those moments to breathe my sweet, generous friend

  2. Very cool photos Laurie 🙂 One of the things I really like about you is that you “take time to smell the roses” along the way. Someone else would have turned the lights off and went home but by stopping to admire the decorations you saw something else, and that fact alone makes your photos a pleasure to view, the ability to “see” what other people do not.

    • I’m grateful for moments like these as I’ve not done one thing yet this year. BUT even if I decorate and bake on Christmas Eve, I’ll be content. I’m not letting the delay get to me!

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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