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?
You may get the list of non-material items, probably not in our lifetime but maybe in our grandchildrens, forget the pony, you know you couldn’nt stay on it and would fall off and they would make a song called “My Brother Got Run Over By A Pony.” I am grateful for my all the people in my family who number at last count around 60. They are all very special to me. I am grateful for my friends, the ones I see and the ones I only talk to on Facebook. I am grateful for tecnology that allows us to do all the marvelous things we do in spite of the things that aren’t so marvelous. I am grateful for a brother who is almost as old as I am and we have special memories that only we share….and last but not least I am grateful for my very clever brother who writes this Blog and brightens up our days.
Wow! It’s going to be hard to top Karen! I ditto everything that she said! Happy New Year one and all!