ATB Bistro 333

A place where visions and dreams meet, as inspired by the creative spirit within.
A place where the quest for beautiful possibilities in life may be explored, pondered and shared.
Welcome to the All Things Beautiful round table at Bistro 333.
Draw up a chair, relax awhile.
Enjoy the friendship and a cup of hospitality.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Hope sings in my  heart today.
Peace for the future rings in my soul.
Joy expresses in beautiful harmony
as the world keeps on singing;
and I help make it so. ~ ATB

Monday, December 27, 2010

Blessings at Christmastime

A starflower of Christmas blooms of 2010
 We're into the 12 days of Christmas now; 
 and this year of 2010
I've noticed something amazing happening 
 in the lives of my Facebook friends
What I'm seeing are the blessings of the Christmas season
quantum leaping heart to heart as time
 seems to leap forth at a breakneck speed.

It's a beautiful phenomenon; 
 and observing this transformation
taking place continually  brings me joy.
It will be interesting to see
what magical things
will happen to us all in 2011,
as we keep the Spirit of Christmas
alive season after season.
May you find joy of purpose,
and beauty in the ordinary moments
throughout the coming year.

Wishing you All Things Beautiful...always....
When you see ATB on my postings, you'll know what I mean.
May you discover, in 2011, the Star in you! ~ ATB

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Heartlight and Hospitality

Hospitality of spirit blossoms in this season of heartlight and the beautiful blessings of friends and family gathering in fellowship, expressing the essence of peace, harmony, joy. ~ ATB

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Feeling of Christmas

A Feeling of Christmas

By Susan Parcheta

In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas…”

The song was playing Thanksgiving weekend on a radio station that seems to have a tradition of playing Christmas music for weeks ahead. I happened on the station accidentally one day, way before Thanksgiving. Then that weekend, this one captured my thoughts.

While the words kept playing in my head, I began also to wonder why they strike our imagination. What is the feeling of Christmas, anyway?
What is the power in these words? Why do I STOP what I’m doing when I hear them? And why do I feel like dancing?!

Could be I grew up listening to Bing Crosby sing “Silver Bells”; could be all the Christmas memories traversing  down the years in that moment; or maybe it’s the warmth and love the music and lyrics express.
“Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile…”