If I were a beauty pageant contestant, I’d say, “All I want for Christmas…is world peace.”
But I’m not, nor have I ever been a contestant in a beauty pageant.
Most ordinary people want to live a peaceful life. Especially those who have teenagers living in the house.
…and my list starts with…something entirely different. It’s been a busy year. If you keep up with my blog posts, you may have noticed that.
I’m not sure what happened to bits and pieces of last year. They’ve disappeared entirely from my memory.
- Fallen through the cracks between the big stuff.
- Part of my winter, all of my Spring, part of my summer.
So one thing I’d like for Christmas is time. Time to think. Time to remember the stuff that happened in between. Maybe after I finish my latest work-in-progress. It’s due by end of year. I’m nearly there. Nearly finished, nearly at the end of the year.
Yes, that’s the first item on my list. Time.
Yes, I’ve overdosed on turkey, so if I’m a little woo-z, that’s why. But there’s a reason behind the madness. I promise. I will have a point.
I plan to share another item or two next week. I’m determined to put some fun in December. Smile at a stranger. Share a joke with a friend. Give a gift. Forgive a transgression. Honor those who love you with your time and presence of mind–not just the big lump of your carcass while you peruse Facebook or play video games. Put the electronic devices down (end of rant).
Most people spend more one-on-one time with their fur babies than they do with their human loved ones. 😦
By the way, in my opinion, Thanksgiving and Christmas–entirely too close together. Let me know what you think. See you next week!