Packaged and ribboned and left under the tree?

Christmas Morn  © Laurie Pace 2012

Christmas Morn  © Laurie Pace 2012

“Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning.  Time can't be given. But it can be shared” ― Cecelia Ahern, The Gift

This painting was a commissioned piece done in November of 2012 for a Christmas gift ordered by a collector in the UK.  The horse was in the tones of her sweet boy and she lives out away from people where she likes to ride on Christmas morning.  She had a memory of a  past snowy Christmas morning and that is what she wanted painted to remind her of those feelings.  

Our memories are but 'times' in our life.  Time cannot be given but it can be shared.  If there are hitches in your family, perhaps this is the year to try and forgive and move on to make better memories.   If you have issues with someone, resolve them. Unresolved anger simmers on the soul and it will always spoil your precious time you have left on this earth.

Make this day count.

"Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." Zechariah 9:9