Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Wishes

What do I want for Christmas??????

The answer........nothing at all.

My life is good, we have enough to eat, a roof over our heads, and everyone healthy.

These past few weeks have been a reminder to count one's blessing.........

One friend is struggling to cope with the murder of her nephew days before Thanksgiving.....

Another friend faces the holidays without her daughter and grandson who were killed by an repeat DUI offender.

This morning I learned a child in my son's elementary school is in a coma from complications from her diabetes.

It has been hard.........but at the same time a reminder. Sometimes we let the little problems and ordeals of life get in the way of really just appreciating the day for what it is.

A gift.......because you never know when it is going to be gone.

So this year, my Christmas wish is to just enjoy life, each day at a time. And to remember that the small stuff really is small stuff and not worth sweating about.

Wishing the same for you.



9patchnurse said...

Thanks for the eye opener. I tell myself this all the time but it's surprising how easy it is to forget when we get caught up in the day to day. Time to count our blessings.

Needled Mom said...

I know exactly what you mean. There is so much around us that makes us realize just how blessed we have been. My prayers go out to all of those in pain at this time of the year.

Anonymous said...

My kids asked for this year's letter to Santa from me....There is nothing to put on it! For crying out loud, my cat has more fresh water available to him than many families in the world. What could I possible want in addition to the blessings I have!

Cheryl U said...

Amen to that - we do need to count our blessings daily (sometimes more) to remind ourselves of the wonderful people and things we have in our lives!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful post ... so sorry for so many losses and challenges.

Anonymous said...

That's why every day is called the "present."