Aging in Place Holiday Second Chances

Age in place

Second chances do come your way. Like trains, they arrive and depart regularly. Recognizing the ones that matter is the trick.

~ Jill A. Davis, Ask Again Later


Aging in Place

The Holidays are a Time of Second Chances.

Every year around this time I find a Christmas tree that was mindlessly discarded along some lonely stretch of road. They are easy to find. I will retrieve it and take it home, then the magic begins. I spray paint the dead scaffolding trunk silver, flesh in the spaces where green branches once resided with dried tumbleweed and cattails, finish spraying it silver, add twinkle fairy lights and top it with dancing dragonflies.

It’s alchemy and metaphor; we all deserve a second chance.

So many of us in life get thrown out by those who have used us and when done they no longer can see the beauty or worth in who we are.

Again, this year, our “Secondchancer” Tree is restored to newfound beauty and gives us great hope and joy. And isn’t that what the season is really all about?

As a child, my mother used to tell me that some trees were born just to be Christmas Trees. Now I’ve come to realize a few even get a second chance at it.

Peace and Joy to the World…




John Henry Faulk’s Christmas Story

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