Christmas Compassion


Merciless rain and

Rising rivers wreak havoc.

Compassion prevails.

The sad tone of Carpe Diem’s Christmas Day episode #885  and its visit to the temple of Kannon, the goddess of mercy and compassion, turned my thoughts to those who have been unexpectedly touched by the power of nature this Christmas.





Day 3 of Carpe Diem’s countdown to Christmas is  Decorations.


Look past the glitz – not

Frivolous decorations

But time capsules.

I collect Christmas decorations.  Every decoration I put on my tree is a memory of a place, experience or of a person. The ones in the collage above remind me of happy times with my Mum – her helping me decorate my first Christmas Tree in my own home,  her eye’s sparkling as she celebrated Christmases with her beloved grandchildren. The little ice cube snowman is one of my favourites. I bought it during what turned out to be our last ever shopping trip – bitter sweet memories.

“The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at”