Tis the season for parties, dinners, a little extra bubbly, and indulgent chocolate. It’s also a really great time, amidst all of the hustle and bustle, to stop and enjoy the quiet. Winter is setting in, and when leaving the house in the morning or the office in the evening, I have been enjoying a few minutes of complete silence. I’ve also been loving being home by just the light of our little Christmas tree. Yoga by tree lights is simply magic.
Also magic is the smooth, rich, deliciousness captured in Merci Chocolates. I was sent a package of chocolates to try, and we have been slowly making them disappear. They are all velvety, high quality chocolate, but the dark cream and the coffee cream are definitely my favorites.
As part of my post, I was asked to share who I want to give a meaningful thank you to this holiday season. It would be impossible to choose just one person since I am fortunate enough to find myself surrounded by incredible people.
My meaningful thank you goes out to my husband for his never ending care, love, support, and humor and for putting up with me, all of my crazy ideas, and for just being the best. My meaningful thank you also goes out to my family, a group of people who, though not close by, are my world.
I would also like to give a meaningful thank you to all of you for reading. My blog has had its ups and downs lately, but I have great readers and commenters. Thank you.
Now for the chocolate! You too can enjoy Merci chocolates in bed while watching Real Housewives (the best way to relax, just add wine). Just leave a comment letting me know who you would like to say a meaningful thank you to.
I’ll choose a winner next Friday. Good luck!
In other news, the agency I am working for is attempting to raise $1 million for life-saving treatment for a little girl named Sienna, who has a very rare genetic disordercalled FOP. FOP turns muscle into bone, trapping its victims in a second skeleton and severely limiting their movement. Some sufferers of FOP have to decide at some point whether to sit or stand. . . for the rest of their lives! The good news is that treatment is on the horizon, but the clinical trials needed cost $1 million. Please, please, please help spread the word by sharing the link to Sienna’s Flower Garden (siennasflowergarden.com) so we can raise that money, $5 at a time, to help Sienna and other FOP patients.