Saturday, December 29, 2018

Pure joy

Jilda and I went to the last Christmas gathering this afternoon. My sisters, our nieces and nephews, and friends gathered at my sister's house.

I was on call at the paper today so I didn't have as much time with them as I would have liked, but I enjoyed what time we had.

There were two children there. One was my great-great niece and the other was a child of one of our friends. 

My sister has all the mechanical Christmas toy. These dancing, singing, and mocking toys captivated the kids. 

I snapped a picture of one of the kids telling his mom about a dancing Santa. 

I saw pure joy on his face.


  1. You did. Long may it last - and if only it could be bottled.

  2. It is all about the kids!

  3. It's about the wonder of new things when you're a little child. There are still things to wonder at when you are older but they may not be cute little Santa toys. Lovely photo of the little boy and Santa.

  4. In my opinion, little kids make Christmas. Their joy is contagious and energy, invigorating.
    I love the smile on his face.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. That picture shows pure Joy for sure ! What a magical time for the little ones! We had our family celebration yesterday too and it was truly wonder filled. Merry Christmas and best of wishes for a very Happy New Year!

  6. This is a precious picture! Looks like a Christmas card.

  7. Yes, and that picture says it in a way that cannot be put into words. Love it. An example of "A picture is--------------!"

  8. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Thank you, Rick--you made my day!!

  9. Yes that is a photo of pure joy


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