Wednesday, December 24, 2014

O Holy Night, the Stars are Brightly Shining...

...somewhere the stars are shining, but here in New York it is overcast and the sky is filled with clouds. It seems that there are many nights and days that there are no stars and the sky is filled with clouds, especially this year. For too many people and in too many places the stars have not been brightly shining.

Beautiful Christmas tree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
 
 
But if you are concerned that darkness will be the theme of this Christmas post or any post in Buttercupland, that is not to be. I believe that on dark days we keep the stars of hope and light in our hearts. Let the light go forth from our hearts in our words and deeds to transform the world.
 
 
Wishes for a bright and blessed Christmas
 
 

20 comments:

peggy said...

Merry Christmas Carol dank and dark here but only the weather. Hopes are bright. Love from michigan

Mevely317 said...

Wonderful sentiment, Carol.
From your lips to God's ears!

Nellie said...

This is a wonderful message from you, Buttercup. I send you many good wishes for this season!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Amen! Thank you for your words of hope!

Cattails said...

Blessings to you, Carol.

xoxo Mildred

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Carol, and Merry Christmas! What a lovely nativity scene! And thank you kindly for coming over last night to comment. Holy and bright, hopeful through the night, may Christmas truly live in our hearts always. BE WELL! Anita

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a beautiful tree that is. Yes this time of year brings a lot of darkness in the world but I believe there are times we need to make our own sunshine too. Merry Christmas !

Sola Scriptura said...

What a tree! It certainly looks like a work of art. I wish you a very enjoyable day filled with much joy.

TARYTERRE said...

FOGGY and rainy here. No white Christmas. LOVE that beautiful ANGEL Tree. "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful!!! Just like you, Merry Christmas, Buttercup. No white Christmas here in western NY--only dark clouds, high winds and quite chilly.

Thank you for all the smiles you have given me through the year. Blessings to you.

It's me said...

I wish you a Merry Merry Christmas and a happy new year....love from me Ria...x!

Ann said...

The stars are shining bright here, the little ones have torn into their gifts. Hope you have a lovely Christmas Day.
Ann

Ronda said...

Blessings to you, Carol!

Mary said...

I agree with you about the light Carol. Times are so difficult for many, but we must keep hope and wish for peace in our hearts. Blessings of the Season to you!

Maggid said...

YOU ARE Such a Brilliant Light - thank you for sharing sights with us . . thank you for sharing your heart and your adventures . . . Yeppers, You Are A Light . . AND - You Are A Gift.

Merry & Bright,
-g-

Susie said...

Thank you Carol...The world does have enough dark corners..we need more light. I wish everyone would just be kind this next year..not go looking for a fight, as my mom used to say.Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Stephanie said...

Hello dear Carol! I truly hope you had a wonderful Christmas. May you have a blessed New Year! Hugs to you!

Marie Rayner said...

What a sweet message Carol. I hope that you have a very good year in 2015. May it be filled to overflowing with love and blessings. xxoo

Ms Sparrow said...

Wishing you a wonderful, peace-filled New Year!

Annesphamily said...

You have such a beautiful heart Carol and your photo is perfect and the message beautiful too. Thank you.