Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Fifty States of Pray and IWSG - How to Stay in Writing Mode During the Holidays

For the holidays, I am joining in Mark Koopman’s Fifty States of Pray.
I also posted Monday at the Insecure Writer’s Support Group site - How to Stay in Writing Mode During the Holidays.

I wanted to share the lyrics to a beautiful song called Bless Us All from my favorite Christmas movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol. We watch the movie every Christmas Eve and every year, we end up crying over fuzzy felt.

Life is full of sweet surprises
Everyday's a gift
The sun comes up and I can feel it lift my spirit
Fills me up with laughter, fills me up with song
I look into the eyes of love and know that I belong

Bless us all, who gather here
The loving family I hold dear
No place on earth, compares with home
And every path will bring me back from where I roam
Bless us all, that as we live
We always comfort and forgive
We have so much, that we can share
With those in need we see around us everywhere

Let us always love each other
Lead us to the light
Let us hear the voice of reason, singing in the night
Let us run from anger and catch us when we fall
Teach us in our dreams and please, yes please
Bless us one and all

Bless us all with playful years
With noisy games and joyful tears
We reach for You and we stand tall
And in our prayers and dreams
We ask You bless us all

We reach for You and we stand tall
And in our prayers and dreams we ask You
Bless us all

Merry Christmas!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, bless us all!
Merry Christmas, Diane.

Michelle Wallace said...

Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas, Diane!
Writer In Transit

Mark Koopmans said...

Wow... that is one Muppet movie I shall have to find!

"We have so much, that we can share
With those in need we see around us everywhere"

LOVE those lines :)

(My wife and I normally watch LOVE ACTUALLY every Christmas - when the kids are asleep!! - and this year one of my gifts to the missus was a Banoffee Pie - and it turned out OK !!!

(Score one for the *non*-desert-making husbands :)

Merry Christmas, Diane, to you and yours :)

Rhonda Albom said...

Well said by the Muppets. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday celebration.

Bish Denham said...

You know, I haven't seen it, but now I'm going to have to. What a lovely song! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Diane!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Lovely song! Happy Holidays!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love that movie! Happy Christmas!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I haven't seen this movie but I want to now. What beautiful words.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, Bess Us All! And Help us to Share!
Merry Christmas!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mark, it's the best Muppet movie every made. Your kids will love it.

Merry Christmas to all!

Anonymous said...

I've seen this Muppet movie. There are so many different versions of a Christmas Carol. My husband's favorite is with Patrick Stewart. Merry Christmas, Diane!

P V Ariel said...

Yet another wonderful thought.
thanks for sharing this.
Have a blessed day.
Season's Greetings

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. I'll be back to read properly .. I'm not sure I've ever seen the movie - one to note for a future look ..

Have a peaceful Christmas and very happy 2014 ... Hilary

Elsie Amata said...

Everyday truly is a gift. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Robin said...

"We reach for You and we stand tall." That is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Merry Christmas Diane!!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Wow, the Muppets said it all with such heart. This song is a treasure. I gotta see the movie. I'm in love with this one, and the Muppets. Thank you, Diane.

Blessings to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas.


Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Every day IS a gift. So very true.
A Blessed Day to you and yours.
Author of Wilder Mage at Spirit Called
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L. Diane Wolfe said...

Susanne, my husband liked that one, too.

Robyn, you'll adore it. The song is sung by Tiny Tim, a.k.a. Kermit's nephew Robin.

Yolanda Renee said...

Such lovely thoughts, Diane!

Merry Christmas!

klahanie said...

Dear Diane,

Everyday is indeed a gift. Bless us all.

Wishing you a peaceful, happy Christmas.

Gary :)

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Beautiful blessings! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you Diane!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That is a cute movie. Merry Christmas to you.

Jo said...

Not heard it before, but lovely words.

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year Diane.

Donna Hole said...

Lovely Diane. Captures the spirit of the season.

Merry Christmas.


Sheena-kay Graham said...

Merry Christmas Diane. I love that you used The Muppets. They are a ray of sunshine.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Merry Christmas, L. Diane.

What a wonderful lyric. Thanks for sharing ....

Wishing you a very festive and magical holiday!!!!!

Mason Canyon said...

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday. Love the post.

Bethie said...

Everyone should watch the Muppets with their family. It's so much fun. Thanks for the reminder. Merry Christmas!

Mildred R Holmes said...

Blessings, indeed. The lyrics are a nice reminder why Christmas is celebrated-the gifts we have been given.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas, Diane!

Kimberly said...

I love the song. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Lady Lilith said...

What a really good idea. I wish you much luck with your 50 states.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. the Muppet Christmas Carol was on here .. but we were all busy - so I missed it - but the words are just beautiful.

Blessed times ahead for you and yours, then also for us all as we move towards 2014 ... Hilary

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Not seen that film yet! Visiting from the 50 States bloghop -working my way through the list! Hope you're having a good holiday break :)
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

David P. King said...

I better check out that post, even if I like to take time off writing during the holidays. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holidays! :)

Gina Gao said...

Have a great New Year!


Misha Gericke said...

Beautiful lyrics.

God bless you in 2014. :-)

Elizabeth Marro said...

Thank you for this. i LOVE the Muppets and although I've never seen this Christmas special or heard this song before, my son and I listened to the first Muppet Movie soundtrack over and over again for years. The Rainbow song comes back to me even now. This was a lovely and perfect message for the holiday. Thank you and blessings.

Milo James Fowler said...

God bless us, every one! I'm a big fan of the Muppets, and that's one of their best movies.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Elizabeth, you need to watch this one - it's even better and so is the music.

Milo, it's their best movie!

Sherry Ellis said...

Those are beautiful lyrics. Hope you had a nice Christmas. Happy New Year!

M. J. Joachim said...

Yes! Bless us all! Best of the holidays to you!

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's so nice! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Jay Noel said...

Of course we had to watch this movie as a family. We all loved it, and it never gets old.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Arlee Bird said...

What a beautiful sentiment told in a song of the season.

Best wishes for the New Year.

Tossing It Out

cleemckenzie said...

May your prayer be answered. Happy New Year, Diane.

M Pax said...

Happy Between the Holidays! Hope you had a great Christmas and wishes for a wonderful 2014.

Jai Joshi said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Diane.

I stayed in full writing mode the entire season. Managed to make my deadline each month on several projects which almost broke me - but what doesn't break you makes you stronger, right? Haha!