It’s Almost Christmas Pin Time!

Reminds me of Emma’s first Christmas pin in The Christmas Pin Society novella.

Good day everyone and welcome to Leisure Lane! I’m excited because it’s almost Christmas pin time and you know how much I love Christmas Pins. I have a modest board on PInterest where I’ve been collecting some. So, if you’re also a Christmas Pin enthusiast, or you’re just curious, you can click here and take a look. You may see some that inspire you.

The candy cane pin above reminds me of The Christmas Pin Society novella and Emma’s first pin. For those of you who are new to Leisure Lane, The Christmas Pin Society is the perfect Christmas story with which to start off the season – full of traditions, family, friends, love, and miracles – everything Christmas.

Hear them ring!

There’s just something about Christmas pins. I remember them on my grandmother’s coat lapel. My mother and aunts wore theirs, as well, which always gave me a happy feeling inside. As a child, seeing them added to the warmth, excitement, and colors of the season. And to this day, whenever I see one, I envision a blanket of snow and a warm hug or two. Do you have any fond memories of Christmas pins? I’d love to hear.

Noel

The First Noel

This NOEL pin is such a beauty! An interesting tidbit – the word noel has its origin in the Latin natalis, meaning birth. It’s where we get the word natal. Oh, how fitting is the song, The First Noel – “the first birth, the angels did say…” – beautiful, indeed.

This coming season, get out your festive ornament. If you don’t have one then start your own tradition and get one for yourself and a friend. Pin it happily to your garment, and see if it doesn’t put a smile on your face. Let it remind you of the time of year when a “Merry Christmas” and a warm smile just might be the thing that helps renew someone’s soul and give it the wings that will help carry them into the next year with joyful expectations of good things from above.

Thank you for strolling by the lane today. I always look forward to our visits, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Note: the above Pinterest images were from the following sites:
Candy Canes
Red Bells
Noel

The Empty Little Stocking’s Recent Moving Review

Hello everyone, and welcome to Leisure Lane. I hope you are all well and enjoying lovely days.

I will admit that lately I have been feeling quite empty, much like the little stocking in this Christmas tale, until I noticed a recent heart-felt review that filled me with hope and happiness – the hope and happiness that comes with imagining how this story could have the opportunity to inspire others in a wonderful and positive way; and that makes me very grateful.

The review is as follows: [WOW!] I did not expect such a moving tale.. My heart was so moved by this small tale that I wish to make it a skit/ play at my church. I will share this story over and over. Great insite of a Christmas stocking. You can check out this review and others here.

I wrote a few poems last week. Perhaps I’ll share one or two here in the near future. Thank you for strolling by the Lane today. May God bless you beyond your expectations; may you see things in the light, and share the good inside of you with those who are searching for good. And…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

 

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

I’ve been singing that song for two weeks – believing when I sing!

Good day everyone!  In southeast Texas, it’s an amazing, wonderful, and I’d say, miraculous thing to see snow.  But, here it is – all 2-3 inches of it.

Though, to my sadness, it was melting faster than I could take these pictures.  But it came! And that’s really all that matters.  Glorious, beautiful snow.  I know my friends in northern areas may be rolling their eyes…I grew up with snow, so I understand the beauty and the hazards, as well.  But, when you haven’t seen it for years on end, it really is a treat.

Well, I just wanted to share. Thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane.  I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend, full of promise and beautiful things.  If it can snow in Texas, ANYTHING is possible!

Until next times, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

 

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy day, everyone…I hope you are all well and enjoying your day.  I just wanted to let you know that I will be taking a break from blogging for most of the holiday season.  The job will be taking a lot out of me for another year, so I thought I’d give myself one less thing to do on my list.  But I truly wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving, as you find new and wonderful things to be grateful for, and even the old, but fond memories of joyous occasions and loving people who have graced your life.  I know for certain you have graced mine.

Be blessed, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

River Runs Deep – Romantic Comedy Book Promotion

Hello everyone. I hope you’re enjoying the day. Dreary and very cool here today, which I know doesn’t sound so great, but it’s actually beautiful…cozy and a perfect day to be home visiting with you. I hope your week is progressing nicely and lots of good surprises come your way.

Just a note to let you know that beginning November 14, 2017, Amazon is running a Kindle Countdown Deal promotion on River Runs Deep. I will send out another reminder just before it begins. This is for all of my U.S. friends.  For my U.K. friends, the countdown will begin on November 15, 2017.  Again, I will send out reminders.  The book has been doing very well and I’m very grateful.

Thank you for stopping by Leisure Lane, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

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