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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A New Set of Wings

Some may say this soul got his wings too soon, but that hasn't stopped him from having as much fun as he possibly can. When he used to brighten the room by laughing often and easily, you can be sure he now brightens the night sky with the sparkle in his eyes. His loved ones remember how he smiled as if he didn't have a care in the world, and carried his burdens as if they were just feathers. Now he has turned those feathers into a delightful set of wings. He was always an inspiration to those lucky enough to meet him, and words were never needed to see his giant heart. His courage was exceeded only by his strength, which was stronger than his tiny body may seem. Now he flutters across the sky, his wings stronger than before. Sometimes he misses his loved ones and swoops down to see them. Though he wishes he could give them one of his trademarked carefree grins, he can't help but smile at the look of confusion as he buzzes by them. With a tiny giggle, he does it again. He's so fast that they can't see him! With another giggle, he swoops down once more. There's what he was looking for! A smile! Oh it feels so good being a witness to that, being on the receiving end of a smile from a loved one! Now it's time to go. There's so much to do! His loved ones have bellies to fill with love and he wants to go play some more. He sure does love his new set of wings!

Monday, December 11, 2017

My Roots

Do you remember when we were just gnomelings? It seemed that we were always moving to a gnew corner of the garden every season or two, sometimes right in the middle of the harvest season! We lived all over the garden, and as such, many might assume that it was difficult for us to find our roots. And with a family as small as ours, it was sometimes difficult to determine where our place in the garden would be. It seems like so many seasons ago! Perhaps I've gnever told you this before but I'll let you in on a little secret. I was gnever scared. I always knew where my roots were and where I would bloom in the garden. I always knew because I had you to look up to. Even as a young gnomeling I knew you had a sense of strength and confidence that left others in awe. Even though being uprooted was a common thing for us, you taught me how to bloom where I'm planted. My roots are my family, and some say that the resulting flowers we've managed to grow are the brightest in all the garden. I've been able to add so much beauty to my little corner of the garden, all because I looked up to you to show me how. Thank you.

Guardian Angel

I’m sure there have been moments in your life where you have felt challenged beyond your control. Sometimes it may seem that your little body is not strong enough to handle the tough tasks it has been given. That’s where this little gnomette comes in. This tiny little guardian has a very big job! And she loves every moment of it! She flutters around looking for just the right person to help, somegnome who needs a word or two of encouragement. The gnomette has now found a beautiful soul in need of her tiny positive thoughts and she doesn’t hesitate to get to work quickly. She whispers so lightly in her new friend’s ear that she is barely audible, but she knows that’s all it takes for a reminder of the spark for life that still grows strong inside. With these tiny little whisperings of love and hope we are reminded that we are stronger than our bodies may seem. Life is good. Life is beautiful, and with this little lady by your side, that’s an easy thing to remember.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Sweet Life

This is the sweet life. There is gno doubt that the gnomes understand how to appreciate the simple things in life, and there is gnognome who is better at making life just a bit sweeter everyday than this little lady. It's hard to say just how she does it, but she makes it look so easy. Whether it be casting a friendly smile or trying to get a loved one to laugh, she always seems to be thinking of the gnext thing to do to brighten one's day. Pssst... I'll let you in on little secret. If you ask me, the reason she is able to make it look so easy is that she believes with every ounce of her body that life is too short to do anything other than make the most of it. Every juicy bite she takes out of life gives her the joyfully magnetic personality that everygnome is attracted to. The more she loves the sweet life, the more difficult it is for other gnomes around her to stop from smiling. Life is good, and gno doubt the garden is a sweeter place with this soul to share it with.

The Sweet Life

This is the sweet life. There is gno doubt that the gnomes understand how to appreciate the simple things in life, and there is gnognome who is better at making life just a bit sweeter everyday than this little lady. It's hard to say just how she does it, but she makes it look so easy. Whether it be casting a friendly smile or trying to get a loved one to laugh, she always seems to be thinking of the gnext thing to do to brighten one's day. Pssst... I'll let you in on little secret. If you ask me, the reason she is able to make it look so easy is that she believes with every ounce of her body that life is too short to do anything other than make the most of it. Every juicy bite she takes out of life gives her the joyfully magnetic personality that everygnome is attracted to. The more she loves the sweet life, the more difficult it is for other gnomes around her to stop from smiling. Life is good, and gno doubt the garden is a sweeter place with this soul to share it with.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Fine Wine

One look at this lady and you know she is quite wise, and yet with all her wisdom she also knows the best way to enjoy life! Perhaps it's because of this wisdom, but she has been given a very important responsibility. It's her job to collect the best grapes in the vineyard, in order to make the best wines. Because she has been around for a gnumber of seasons, she has a little skip to her walk as she gets to work. She knows exactly what to look for, as many elder gnomes do! Only the sweetest grapes will bring the most joy to those who drink the wine that is made, and her confidence does gnot let her down. With each grape she examines, she is quick to toss out the ones that are sour. Before long, she's surrounded by a pile of sweetness, which brings a smile to her face as she imagines the stories to come. The best wines require a loved one to drink with, and are sure to result in the best stories to share. After all, everygnome knows that gno great story begins with someone eating a salad! Gno doubt the garden is lucky to have such a beautiful and wise soul. Like a fine wine, a soul gets better with age. The best is yet to come!

Lady Leaf

Look at the happy dance this little lady is doing! Those who know her best understand that gnothing makes her as giddy as the idea of collecting leaves. And of course, that's why the have gnicknamed her Lady Leaf. Gnow with the leaves fallen from the trees, it's the perfect time! She hops here and there, collecting as many as she possibly can. You may be wondering why she's so excited about silly old leaves, but I bet you could guess the reason if you tried. After all, every gnome in the garden has a gnack for doing special deeds for their loved ones, and Lady Leaf is gno exception. She's collecting leaves with one goal in mind - she's making the most cuddly, snugly, warm gnest she possibly can for her loved ones to gnuzzle in! There is gnothing better than a good gnuzzle with loved ones. She can't help but smile thinking about it. With another giddy little hop, she gets back to work. After all, there are snuggles waiting for her at home!