When Elf did manage to pick himself up from the driveway,
I helped dust him off and invited him inside to meet the welcoming crew
and have some refreshments.
Poor Elf didn't even get to drink his Christmas cocoa. Delightful December #3: I have cried all day. Yes, this is a positive thing. It was my first day Paxil free. The weaning is finally over. It feels so wonderful to be able to sense, feel, respond, hear The One who speaks to my soul again. As much as the medication was needed for a season, part of me was missing. It's like I had a spiritual limp, hobbling along the path with no direction.
So, you can only imagine when I read these words from @murisopsis, I had to reach for my roll of toilet paper (I'm fancy like that) to wipe up the snotty mess.
@WildWomanOfTheWest - Tamy is one of the people whose blog inspires me to be better than I am. Her heart must be bigger than all of Oklahoma. On my wish list of xangans I'd like to meet, her name is right up there at the top. She has battled and is battling health issues that make my sciatica seem insignificant. She has opened her heart to so many children that are now her sons and daughters. I am inspired to be more generous with my heart. She rescues the little dogs (and some big ones too) that need her gentle spirit to heal them. She reminds me why I went into the veterinary field. Thanks Tamy!
Thank you, Val. *Elf on the Redneck Shelf will run through Christmas. If you wish to view them all, just click on the elfontheredneckshelf tag.
*Delightful December: @BohemianLotus has challenged us to find something positive from each day during the month of December in hopes of creating healthy perspectives in our lives.