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You Are Awesome! - 4Ms #Musical Christmas

Now I know most of y'all will be traveling to see family or having family come see you. Family - we don't always get along right? But I tell my kids that it's worth trying to love and forgive family because no matter what, they are the ones who will always remember who you are, even after you are dead and gone.

Now it ain't easy forgiving some people. And I've learned that it's easier to forgive some peeps when they are NOT around you. When you have to be around someone every damn day, resentment and hatred can build up more than the fire to forgive.

But for your sake, your peace, your happiness, it is better to try.

Usually they don't even care that you have them up in your heart. Really sometimes they don't even KNOW! So what's the point eh?

But whatever happens. I want to share these videos with you and hope that you will find peace inside, knowing your worth as you go forth into the space and arms of family.

Merry Christmas to you my loves.
Photo: Quotable Tuesday: "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

And your Christmas music for this week:

And for the men:

Welcome to today's music.  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
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Colette @JamericanSpice
Marie @XmasDolly
Michelle - Naila Moon - Just The Stuff Ya Know

Honorary Co-host: Our Cathy will be on hiatus for a few weeks, our friend Becca from Everyday Life is picking up the slack (thanks for picking up my slack too, Becca!)

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. I have learned to forgive, but I don't forget. Merry Christmas, Colette!

    1. One should never forget Liz. Lest certain pain be repeated.

  2. Song of the bells has always been my favorite. Those young boys sound like angels. You're other two are very new to me. Thanks for sharing. As far as forgiving and forgetting a never is never learned if you forget what you forgave. My own children can do wrong, but wrong or right they are still my children and I'll always love them even though I may not like them from time to time. Christmas is the season. Christ is the reason. As the Lord is in my heart and I hold Him close I put my children in my heart always for the Lord to protect them and love them.

    1. Oh Dolly! Yes they do so sound like angels!
      And I agree, one should always remember a lesson learned.

      Ahh children. I wonder what my relationship will be like with them as they get older.

      Thanks for sharing Dolly. Merry Christmas!

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  4. They were beautiful I loved your choices :-)

    Merry Christmas to you ;-)

  5. I love the young men singing, they do a fabulous job!! I'm here to wish you a Merry Christmas!!

    1. Oh yes! They are incredible!
      Merry Christmas to you too Rosey!

  6. Hope you have a great christmas at your sea, they are very well sung

  7. Worthy messages for the season.
    Enjoy your holidays and find the best in all family members. I understand how difficult that may be. It shows us our stengths.

  8. Great music that really starts Christmas week out beautifully! May you and your wonderful family have a very Merry Christmas! Make plenty of sweet memories this week.

    1. Thank you Danielle :)
      And wonderful wishes to you and your family!

  9. great music choices today i really enjoy them and i thank you for the spin around the dance floor have a merry Christmas

  10. I guess it takes little boys to reach the high notes.

  11. I love the boys choir...beautiful.
    More importantly though, I loved that first message. So many women and young girls need to hear it and I am passing it along today!

    Make sure you check out my first video today. *grins*

  12. Beautiful selections! You are right - forgiving people is so much easier when you don't have to be around them every day. But it is so important to try, especially with family.

    Merry Christmas, Callie!

    1. Thank you Belle. Such a beautiful name.
      I agree too.

  13. Those are very cool choices. Hope you had a great holiday!

    1. Thank you Amanda.
      I hope you did too darling girl!


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