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I am that I am: Christmas miracles are all around

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I am that I am: Christmas miracles are all around

And right now, I’m happy. It's the time of year when I get to celebrate Christmas in Canada. And I am. Canadian. Hey, remember the Molson ad? I still love it – my favourite part is that his name is Joe, and he is way too excited about toques and beavers! There is only one video that is better than this one at this time of year, when I get to see miracles, and not just in the movies, either. I get to witness the spirit of Christmas in real people in real life (I do like the word “miracle”). Don’t doubt me, it's true. Doug, my coworker passed this on to me last week, and I can't stop watching it. Nobody's going to tell me this cute kid from Winnipeg isn't a miracle. Except maybe the Grinch before his heart grew and grew and grew. Or Scrooge. Or, oh never mind. You get the message. [HTML1] I love this kid. It's all about the snow, the drumming, his shorts and his red mittens. Really, it's all about the kids delivering the message. Oh, one more thing. I want to share a personal miracle. This year, I decided to simplify our Christmas dinner. Everyone agreed it was just too much food, but no one wanted to give up the lasagna, so we sacrificed the turkey instead. But I was really sad. I love eating turkey dinner! Are you sitting down? Here comes the miracle. Mary White, one of our Swell Girls bookclub members hosted the December one this year. And made a turkey dinner for us: turkey, stuffing, gravy, beet salad, sweet potatoes, squash, mashed potates, pumpkin pie and ice cream. [caption id="attachment_7652" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Swell Girls Book Club after turkey dinner. We were much thinner when we first arrived! That’s Mary White, on the far right. That's me, in the back row, looking like I'm about nine months pregnant (I'm not, it's just my food baby!) "] dsc01582-swells[/caption]

Honestly, I could not believe the universe had delivered this delightful meal to me – and that I did not have to prep or cook or clean up. Mary White, I think you're a miracle. Thank you!

Next week, more miracles. Love and light xoxo

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