Life is still beautiful!



              Recipe for Christmas All Year Long


 Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.


 Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.


 Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!)


 Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.


If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,

Even when  it’s not December




27 responses

  1. kinkel's

    what a blessed Christmas wish is this!!!!! i know this time is not a very easy time for you, and still  you
    have that sparkle!! i love you!!!! see ya later today!!!!

    November 30, 2008 at 04:59

  2. Al's

    Very nice Ilse, hope you are well darling.  Love u always.

    November 30, 2008 at 05:02

  3. T

    Wow, dear Ilse, this is so beautiful !!!
    Your message, seeing your taking and listening your voice … thank you very much!
    I also love Christman picture and song!
    Have a lovely sunday,

    November 30, 2008 at 10:05

  4. Sininen

    Thank you Dear <3<3<3
    Blessings and Love

    November 30, 2008 at 11:54

  5. Angel eyes

    just lovely dear wishing you all peace love and joy  angel eyes

    November 30, 2008 at 12:08

  6. Curtis

    That was beautiful thank you for that.. Thank you also for your reassurance and confidence in me.  I love you and many hug and kisses to you my darling friend.

    November 30, 2008 at 12:14

  7. Pau

    Hi darling, the perfect recipe for Christmas all year long…loveyou dear, xx

    November 30, 2008 at 13:02

  8. Pau

    There was nothing in the video when I commented just x and in the pics too, sorry darling we can’t see the pics, I finally saw the video, you look beautiful. xx

    November 30, 2008 at 13:05

  9. fantastic

    This is the season to honor "The Prince Of Peace". Merry Christmas and have a wonderful Holiday season!![[[[[[ DOUG ]]]]]]

    November 30, 2008 at 18:28

  10. eRepublik

    *** Hello dear friend ***End of year is upon us. holidays and celebrations are near.For this occasions and especially for Christmas,we made and restyled our space once again.In past weeks we did have very little time to do everything that we want,but we hope that when you visit us will be worth. Have a great start of week friend.*** Many greetings from Theater of Silent Whisper ***Christmas Special Picture by usYouTube video (Queen – Christmas song)

    December 1, 2008 at 13:03

  11. Stevy

    Ilse dear, no question I have been blessed this year having wonderful friends like you.  Yes, with Jiawen in my life, I finally feel more complete and even more so next year.  What a beautiful year long Christmas wish.  Ilse, you are just a wonderfully great friend, & I  am blessed and so happy.  Every time you stop by, brings wide smiles to my face.  I will chat before Christmas…be nice to even call you and hear your voice actually.  Perhaps?  Have a great week, sweety.  Much love     Steve xx

    December 1, 2008 at 21:24

  12. Lady Flower Power

    Ilse Darling, this is a very beautiful christmas wish, thank you. It`s very nice to hear your voice to on your clip, thanks you make this for all your friends.
    I also want to thank you for  your lovely comment on my blog, your very kind words make me smile and happy, you are for me also a dearest fiend, I love you for being a kindly and lovely woman.
    And you say; my prayers are with you, thank you for that darling Ilse,
    all my best wishes for you my dear and lots of love, Spacewoman

    December 2, 2008 at 18:01

  13. Romeo

    Hi    Ilse         HAPPY CHRISTMAS LOTS OF LOVE FROM ~ROBERT~        THINKING OF YOU AND SENDING YOU LOTS OF LOVE Is anybody happier because you passed there way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to them today?The day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word to you?Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that’s slipping fast,That you helped a single person of the many that you passed?Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said? Does the person who’s hopes were fading, Now with the courage look ahead?Did you waste the day or lose it?Was it well, or sorely spent?Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent?As you close your eyes in slumber, doyou think that Angels will say,You have earned one more tomorrow,by the work you did today?

    .. * . (\ *** /) * . *.*.*..*.*..*.*..* .* . * ( \(_)/ ) * * . .* . * (_ /|\ _) . * . .* . * . /___\ * . . * . * . *.*. * .¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.• •*´¨`*•.¸
    ╔╗║║╔═╦╦╦═╗*. . *║╚╣║║║║╩╣* * * ~ROBERT~

    December 2, 2008 at 19:49

  14. Pau

    Wow, isn’t that something, it takes me 10 min to get in each blog and some I can’t get in…and the problem is how do I get to mine from here, you just close…this is ridiculous and you can’t leave pressies anymore…well I think I will rest for a long while grrrrrrrr….love you darling…

    December 3, 2008 at 17:27

  15. ╰☆╮Maria╰☆╮

    Lieve Ilse…Wat prachtig!ik wens jou hele gezegende mooie dagen toe,met een warm hart zeg ik jou:maak er iets heel waardevols van,Gods rijke zegen en liefs van Maria.

    December 4, 2008 at 14:11

  16. T

    Yes 🙂 I made it!I am very patient but almost stop being. ;-)So, wanted to say hello … for Christmas whishes is still time. ;-)Hug,T

    December 4, 2008 at 16:40

  17. Pau

    Hi sweety, just stopping by to say hi and hope you doing good…why does it always say delete after I leave a comment, I can see it’s only me… I wonder why…anyway darling, have a great evening, love you, Pauline

    December 4, 2008 at 16:58

  18. Pau

    Sweety, I just learned that if you want to leave a pressie, you just copy and paste, it’s the only way…I will try it but not today…too many changes for me in one day…I’m tired…lots of love. xxPauline

    December 4, 2008 at 21:58

  19. Hope

    what a beautiful post you have posted, I have missed your posts.. they always make the day so much the new photo of you.. you just as beautiful inside as you are outside..hope all has been well for you..soft hugs

    December 5, 2008 at 06:31

  20. Lady Flower Power

    Hi my dear and lovely friend Ilse,Finaly I here again, because my sickness I don`t can concentrate on the new spaces, but everyone have troubles with it. There are many people who asked windows for the old spaces, it takes a lont ime to go from guestbook to another guestbook and a lot of time to go back to my space.I send You all my best wishes and hope You enjoy a wonderful weekend with love, joy and happiness,Lots of love and a big kiss for You my darling Ilse from Spacewoman

    December 6, 2008 at 15:12

  21. Debbie

    Hi Ilse, Sorry that I’m just now getting over to your site! This is a beautiful post and it was great to see a video of you. Merry Christmas to you too! Hugs, Deb xx

    December 9, 2008 at 04:01

  22. Angel eyes

    lovely dear can you believe just saw that yo had a blog hav a great night angel eyes

    December 9, 2008 at 10:54

  23. kinkel's

    i miss you already. LOVE YOU!

    December 13, 2008 at 16:51

  24. kinkel's

    amper amper jou verlof tyd. Het vandag jou kersgeskenkie gaan koop. ;-0

    December 17, 2008 at 20:17

  25. kinkel's

    Dankie vir my pragtige verjaarsdag boodskappie, sien jy is by die huis. is nou-noudaar! lief vir jou!

    December 19, 2008 at 12:56

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