A Happy Holiday to You

December 22, 2021   26 Comments

I would like to share a short story about someone who has changed my life.

A Happy Holiday to You

No one has time for a long story today so I will not go on and on.

This is a photo of my mantle. We are big fans of Santa here and get the house ready for his visit.

As you pan down from the mantle, you find this animal.

My dog, Milo, loves to sleep in front of the fire. Every time I walk by, I marvel at his ability to relax. He will jump around – demanding that you toss his favorite toy – and then five minutes later he is crashed out in total relaxation on top of a blanket.

Last week, I was feeling tired before my daughter came home from school and I decided to sit on the couch for a few minutes. Milo jumped up next to me and proceeded to curl up and fall asleep. The next thing I knew, my daughter was walking in the door waking me up.

He tuned me into the depth of my exhaustion but he also helped me get some rest.

I don’t know how to explain it but he helps me see that life isn’t always a race. Sometimes you can stop and curl up in front of the fire.

This holiday season, take a moment and curl up somewhere (without a screen or even a book). Enjoy your breath and heart beat.

Lots of light and love,

Lisa AKA Snack Girl and Milo

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I hope you have a wonderful holiday as well, I thoroughly enjoy your posts and recipes! I do not have a dog at this time, it's been almost 11 years now, but I miss the love and unending joy they bring....and that happy dance they do when you get home every day :)!

A nice simple story to remind us all to take a little “time out” to melt into the couch and refresh our minds & energy. Somehow pets have a way of knowing what we need. Thank you for sharing ….. and wishing you an amazing holiday with your family.

What a delightful story, Lisa, and a reminder of how important it is for us to be good to ourselves and take care of our needs. Milo sounds like a wonderful pal to have. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for being you :).

Lovely story. I enjoy your recipes very much, Merry Christmas!!

Thank you for the reminder. Happy Holiday

Milo is so handsome..I have two and they are my life. Thanks for your great recipes and may you receive many more blessings

Lisa, you said a mouth full. I am going to do the same, rest. Even though we have a vaccine, this new normal has been hard. But I reflect on my family and am grateful that they are all healthy and doing great. Merry Christmas to you and your family

I too have not had a dog for quite a while. I still love and miss her. Milo looks just like my Daisy Jane. Best dog ever!

Merry Christmas!!

Thanks so much for the reminder. I was just thinking this morning how my life has been like Lucy in the candy factory! And I'm not an executive or anything close to that. Yes, life isn't a race - you are so right in saying that. Thank you for the gift of remembering to sit in front of the fire - figuratively or literally. Bless you always, Snack Girl! P.S. Milo is cute as a button! 🐕

Thanks for sharing that...sometimes we forget and have to be reminded..Merry Christmas to all of you.

Animals are wonderful and intuitive. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Thanks for all the great recipes throughout the year and the reminder to relax in this Christmas season.

What a sweet reminder to slow down and treasure the simple moments. Thanks for ten brightening my email inbox. May 2022 be wonderful for you and yours. Merry Christmas.

thank you for the timely reminder and wonderful story with milo!

a good lesson to keep in mind. he is adorable!! merry christmas!


We really do not deserve dogs! Milo is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

Pause and enjoy! Merry Christmas!

I have always been a dog person, but we started feeding a starving cat. We wanted to get her spayed, but could not catch her. Then she had 4 kittens. We took her and the kittens inside. We got her and and her kittens spayed. We kept her, and got the kittens adopted! I am now a cat person too! She has become social and so are her kittens from early human interaction! Misty is loved by all of us.

Lovely story. Thank for sharing.

Merry Christmas 🎄 to you and your family.

What a great story 🥰 wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Thank you for your story about your adorable Milo! He definitely has the right idea. So often we are so busy taking care of others that we neglect taking care of ourselves. Thank you for all that you do. I love reading your recipes, often try them or save for later. Wishing you a Merry and relaxing Christmas!

Have a Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family and Milo. Sounds like he blesses you every day! I love your posts.thank you for what you do to keep us healthier!

Our dogs are such loyal friends. Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Happy Holidays to you and your family, including your fur baby!

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