In a Vase on Monday – The Gift

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” ~Hubert H. Humphrey

As the new year begins, I have one more Christmas gift to share. A beautiful gift from a beautiful friend. A vase of flowers. Simple and yet it touches my heart so deeply.

Those of us who couldn’t be with family, gathered at our house for Christmas Eve and Christmas to share a meal, some drinks and conversation. And most of all friendship, connection.

The greatest gift of course is the friendship these folks have given me. Whether they are new to our community or have been with us a long time. Their kindness, caring and love has carried me since living here during COVID, and as I heal from some health issues that prevent us from traveling and seeing our family.

These red roses (and carnations) symbolize the love we all share. And I can’t think of a better way to spend the season than steeped in their love. Sharing that love with you all today. Wishing you peace and love as we start the New Year! Spread it around generously. And Happy New Year!

With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden. Thank you Cathy for this lovely meme and for you! Sending you much love!

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. You can follow my progress with #the100dayproject in my Instagram and Facebook feed.

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16 Replies to “In a Vase on Monday – The Gift”

  1. Beautiful flowers with a beautiful message Donna. Wishing you and your husband a very Happy New Year full of flowers and happy memories!

  2. Flowers from friends are always to be treasured Donna. Wishing you a most Happy New Year and hoping that your garden flourishes in 2024! xxx

  3. What a lovely community you have found yourself in – it seems as if they really helped you on your way, Donna. Red blooms are always a joy especially in the festive season – thanks for sharing

  4. I agree, love from friends and family is our greatest gift. How wonderful that you were able to share time with chosen family this holiday season. May 2024 bring light, health and joy to all you cherish.

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