Come join Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote where this week’s challenge is HAPPINESS!

Time always seems long to the child who is waiting – for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup:
long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.

Dag Hammarskjold

Following are some photos of Christmas in downtown Winter Garden!



Nikon tree

Nikon ornament 2

Night time in downtown Winter Garden at Christmas time!



“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. It is peace because we have found peace in the Savior’s teachings. It is the time we realize most deeply that the more love is expended, the more there is of it for others.” 

Thomas S. Monson

As this year draws to a close, I wish to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for all who have visited and/or commented on my entries. This was a new venture for me this year and I have enjoyed it immensely. I have “met” so many wonderful people all over this beautiful world by visiting your blogs and you visiting mine and I hope you don’t mind that I count you as friends! I’m wishing a very Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate this glorious season and sending blessings and best wishes to everyone everywhere. I look forward to the coming year and spending more time with my friends! May God bless each and every one of you.

22 comments on “Happiness

  1. All the best to you as well, Merry Christmas!

  2. Flora Poste says:

    All the best in the world for 2014 to you my dear! Merry Christmas!

  3. Sonel says:

    Beautiful photo’s Linda and wishing you a happy time as well hon. Thanks for sharing. 😀 *big hugs*

  4. Rommel says:

    Merry Christmas!!!
    That reflection from the ball … I can see you. Ahihihi 😀 Really cool shot!

  5. Jackie says:

    Wonderful captures! Happy holidays to you and yours! I have enjoyed your posts and look forward to the new ones in 2014. 😀

  6. I love your happiness photos and quotes 🙂

  7. PS: Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  8. ladyfi says:

    Loving these festive shots!

  9. thysleroux says:

    Love the pictures!

  10. Ese' s Voice says:

    Beautiful entry, full of colourful holiday spirit, bringing along peace, love and hope. I truly enjoyed, Linda!

  11. Thank you, Ese, and I’m so glad you liked it. I’m looking forward to your 2014 challenges! 🙂

  12. jakesprinter says:

    Stunning .

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