Friday, December 18, 2009

Conscious Friday: the christmas spirit...

one of my favourite pastimes since childhood is listening to christmas carols. it is a tradition we still hold dear though my household has diversified since that time.

i ripped the plastic off of my new johnny cash: The Christmas Spirit CD and popped it in. i could hardly wait to hear the little drummer boy. my friend hermie and i would always listen to this song together. the thought of the poor boy was just too much to bear, but it was a reminder we needed to give ourselves as to how fortunate we really are. can never forget.

i sent hermie a text the moment it came on, "listening to johnny cash xmas album and thinking of u!" she quickly answered that she was running to find her copy so she could listen to it. i smiled and felt all warm inside because in that moment, she reminded me just why i loved her so much.

the next song, ringing the bells for jim, however is the one that really knocked me off keel. the words were so heavy, my arms buckled and i just couldn't hold on to them. uncontrollable emotions leaked from my soul. i wasn't expecting this. you see, it reminded me that at this very hour, my very dear sisterfriend BJ continues to live with an incurable form of cancer. i earnestly pray for her and all others who are touched by this sometimes unforgiving disease. i pray and pray and pray. won't you join me please?

*Have a Conscious Friday and a divine weekend.

8 comments:

gayle said...

I do join you, Se'Lah.

cinner said...

Se'Lah I will pray too and for many more.Big hug to you. My sister and I listened to carols and wrapped gifts before she went back to her city the other day. Big hug to you.

sunnymama said...

Catching up again! Thinking of you and hoping you have a divine weekend also. :)

I've missed Conscious Friday the last couple of weeks but will join in again soon.

Wanda said...

With you sistah-friend.

Suvarna said...

most certainly I will remember her in my prayers.
have a lovely weekend

Marilyn said...

Yes, I do join you in prayer for those touched by cancer and sorrow.

vchelle said...

Thanking God everyday for BJ's incredible and precious life! Thank you Dear God for your love, patience and for healing BJ! I take a deep breath to send positive and everflowing love, support and radiate health!

Relyn said...

Until now I had never heard Johnny Cash at Christmas. How did I miss that? Thanks for sharing it.