December 3, 2013

Comparing Lights

This is our view out the (rainy) window at the top of the stairs.  Our neighbor goes all out with his Christmas lights...and there's still more to come!  Who knew how many angels and deer and candles could fit on one house?!

I used to be intimidated by this, feeling our simple greenery bough on the front porch was silliness in comparison.  But like many things in life, we have learned that we cannot compare ourselves to the "Smiths" next door.  We now smile and enjoy our neighbor's hobby, knowing it brings him great pleasure - and also smile our our own, smaller traditions.  =)

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