A Christmas Wish for Menopausal Goddesses

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." Hamilton Wright Mable

Theresa-Venus and I have given each other the same Christmas gift for the past two years – our gift to each other is – NO GIFT. At this stage of our lives, we have enough stuff (actually more than enough, which led to my hormonal hissy fit recently – see blog entry dated Nov. 20, 2008). What we really wish to celebrate is our love and friendship. With this in mind, we carve out time to spend together.

Tomorrow, we are going cross country skiing (we were going golfing in the lowlands, but even they have lots of snow.) So on to Plan B. After our ski adventure, which probably won’t be super long considering my current level of fitness, we’ll hunker down with popcorn in our sweats to watch a movie. Dinner will be a scrounge the fridge affair.

No rushing around preparing a ‘great’ dinner, exhausting ourselves. No wrapping, bowing, tagging, or delivering. No concerting, shopping, or organizing. Just hanging out with family.

Yep, girlfriends are family. The holidays remind us of the importance of connecting with our families – family of choice as well as family of origin. Maybe one day, if we keep practicing love, we’ll be able to expand our "family of choice" to include all of humanity. Here’s wishing all of us Peace on Earth and joyfilled holiday time all year long.

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9 Responses to A Christmas Wish for Menopausal Goddesses

  1. Betty Zahler September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    First of all, to all you beautiful menopausal goddesses, A very happy and wonderful new 2009! As always, we look forward to better things in our lives when a new year arrives. My hope is for world peace and prosperity for all mankind. Treasure each and everyday as if it were your last with your loved ones and everyone around you. May you all be blessed now and always.

  2. goodpix September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Girl friends are the sisters of your heart .. there are none better…

    We have a bumper sticker on our red car that says


    Happy Holidays

  3. Lynette Sheppard September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Hi Dale,

    Yes I do know Sue Richards site – Thanks for mentioning it. I was a faithful reader before she was diagnosed – am so sad for her with all that she is going through. Her site was the first one I found that I really liked on menopause.

    I'm delighted that you like the Big M. We're all in this together, that's for sure!

    Happy New Year!


  4. Lynette Sheppard September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Hi Kat,

    Happy New Year to you and yours! So sorry to hear about your dad – I'm afraid we are at the age when loss becomes a bigger part of our lives, especially with aging parents.

    I promise to get back on the post card train soon – it's been a little crazy lately, but I'm expecting it to calm down after the 1st – today!

    Thanks for checking in. Wishing you blessings in 2009.



  5. Dale Payne September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Lynette –

    This has little to do with the current blog entry, but here ya are anyway.

    Theresa gave me a copy of THE BIG M as a Xmas gift. I started reading it right after ripping the paper off. So far…I like it! Congratulations on your success.

    I also have a blog site bookmarked, in case you haven't ever checked it out (unlikely, but just in case):


    The woman who posts it has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and she is doing her best with it. I wish her strength and courage.

    Cheers, and Happy New Year!

  6. mary pat September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    good days to all I have a resque dog beside me in my BBC and am grateful for the incredible gift of your friendship and wisdom

  7. Betty Zahler September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    The best to all goddesses at this wonderful blessed time of year. We can start world peace by just one person at a time. Compassion, understanding and tolerance is the first step to peace and most of all love. Treasure your loved ones, extended family and friends, to enrich your life. Once again, Kudos to our great Lynette!

  8. poetikat September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Hi Lynette!

    I just want to wish you a Happy New Year from Canada!

    I hope you and your family are well and have a wonderful year ahead.

    My father passed away last month – it's been a tough year, but things are getting back on track. Don't be surprised if you find a postcard from me in your mailbox sometime soon.



  9. Rae Young September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Great Blog, happy, happy and merry, merry , aloha rae

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