What's all this business about French Christmas?

  • My name—Noël—has been mispronounced, mislabeled, and mistaken since my parents bestowed it upon me one snowy March afternoon. It wasn't until a friend nicknamed me "French Christmas" that it came into focus. How much would our lives change if we could just see things differently?

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August 27, 2011



I think that belief that you describe, Noel, is the definition of having faith. I have told you this before and will repeat it now: Your own faith feeds mine. I know that the universe is listening.


Ahhh....I hear the value of letting go. that is when faith will carry you to knowing places.


It is sometimes so hard to see symbols from within. Maybe it's just a built-in human hurdle, that we can interpret them correctly when they appear in a story or someone else's life, but not our own.

That you remember faith, and find it, and let it carry you along, even when meaning is obscured, is a wonder to me, and an encouragement right now. I am so glad I know you.

Tracy Mangold


wholly jeanne

I find, at least lately, that symbols repeat themselves, coming at me from blogs, books, emails, nature, and a host of other (often unexpected) sources. It's as though the Sweet Spirit of Surprises, as I call her, is snapping her fingers saying "You. I'm talking to YOU."


@Roxanne, Thanks! Sometimes the threads I hold onto it with get a little tangled. But I work on it.

@Kim, it hides on me sometimes! But I always manage to find it.

@Tracy, Amen. :)

@Wholly Jeanne, Yes, sometimes they pretty much smack you upside the head! I love that ... the Sweet Spirit of Surprises ...

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