I want to take this opportunity and to use this venue to wish all who read this a very Merry Christmas. Just in case you are wondering, I am not sitting in front of my computer writing this article on Christmas morning. What type of a grinch do you think I am? Actually, I am writing this article on Christmas Eve morning and using technology to schedule the publication of the article. So, if all goes well, this article will automatically show up on the blog page, along with a share on Facebook and Twitter at 10 A.M. Christmas morning,. If you are reading this, you know it worked.
As I thought about the point of today’s blog (assuming any of my blogs actually have a point), I decided to make a list of all the Christmas Gifts that I wanted, but did not receive, in my lifetime. So here goes:
Hmmm, that is about all that comes to mind. I suppose that if I had perfect recall I may have a longer list, but it could also mean that I have been fortunate over the years, or that I just have a lousy memory. Since that gift list is very short and made up of material objects, I am going to provide my Christmas list of non-material items. Please give these to me in the time I have left, however long or short that may be.
- I want people to stop asking or complaining about putting Christ back into Christmas. I want this to occur because we have put Christ back and therefore no longer need to ask.
- I want Christmas to not be a commercial holiday, but a holy day.
- I want all our troops to be home for Christmas
- I want all our homeless and hunger to have homes and food.
- I want our politicians to start caring for those who elected them, and no only caring for their own selves.
- One Year when I do not have to listen to the 12 days of Christmas
- I still want a pony
I know what your are thinking. I am not so foolish as to think any of this could really happen. I know it is all pie in the sky, particularly that last item. But one can hope and wish.
So that is it, my Christmas lists, past and present. Merry Christmas to everybody! Let us all sing together “Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Glory to the New Born King”. . . . take it from here.
Those are my thoughts, what are yours?