Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wright Family Christmas White Elephant Game

I host a holiday tea party every year and this may very well a theme for this year.

Everyone sits in a circle holding the gift he or she brought for the Christmas Party. Someone reads the story below, reading slowly enough for gifts to be passed. Every time the word RIGHT is read, everyone passes the gift they are holding to the right. Every time the word LEFT is read, everyone passes the gift they are holding to the left. The gift each person is holding when the story ends is the gift they keep.

You can also buy some inexpensive gifts and wrap them for your party. There does not have to be a gift for every person.


Christmas was almost here, and Mother RIGHT was finishing the Christmas baking. Father RIGHT, Sue RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT returned from their last-minute Christmas errands.

"There is not much LEFT to be done," said Father RIGHT as he came in to the kitchen.

"Did you leave the basket of food at church?" asked Mother RIGHT. I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to," said Father RIGHT. "I'm glad my shopping is done," said Billy RIGHT. "I don't have any money LEFT."

The hall telephone rang, and Susan RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family, "Aunt Tillie RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT's porch. I'll go over there RIGHT away and get it," she said as she LEFT in a rush.

Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Susan RIGHT returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT had begun trimming the tree. The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they finished the decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents arranged under the tree and went to bed, hoping they had selected the RIGHT gifts for their family.

Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that's all that's LEFT to our story................except to wish you a Merry Christmas.................isn't that RIGHT??????


  1. I love your unique way of having a white elephant gift exchange. I am going to have Princess Phant suggest this in the AlbinoPhantblog.
    We do an online version of the white elephant party.
    You might find it interesting:

  2. Thanks; my inlaws have done this for years on Christmas day along with board games. Great fun