Thursday, December 04, 2008

What Is On "Your" Christmas List?

MUSIC: "My Grown-Up Christmas List"

Sorry for not being around for a few days....


I have been doing a little Christmas shopping, sending out Christmas cards and taking care of other family obligations.

Last night we had a visit from some friends and for the most part, we all tend to agree on one main theme this Christmas:

"To not worry about whether we've bought the right present, not worry about how many decorations we put up, not worry about whether our homes are spic and span and most of all we are all determined to not get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. The most important thing that we all agree on, is that we spend time with those who mean the most to us this Christmas and celebrate the true meaning of the festive season"

As I was shopping a couple of days ago, the traffic was enormous, the shopping carts were all filled to capacity and you could just see the look of stress on many faces. I overheard one woman in particular make this remark as I passed by her in the toy section, "I could just get sick, when I think about all of the things that I have bought for little Tommy for Christmas!" That remark certainly puts things into perspective.

In previous years, I've also spent way too much on my children and maybe on everyone else as well. I love to "give" and I guess that's why the over indulgence of sort happened. Since our family has been diagnosed with cancer however, my priorities have definitely changed as well as the items on my Christmas wish list. The true lessons of life are usually learned through adversity.

Hope you enjoy the Christmas song I have chosen for today. I'm going to add the words to this beautiful song below, so that you may sing along.

My Grown Up Christmas List

Do you remember me I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you With childhood fantasies
Well, I'm all grown up now And still need help somehow
I'm not a child But my heart still can dream
So here's my lifelong wish My grown up christmas list
Not for myself But for a world in need
No more lives torn apart, that wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
Every man would have a friend That right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown up christmas list
What is this illusion called the innocence of youth
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth
No more lives torn apart That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts Every man would have a friend
That right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown up christmas list
This is my grown up christmas list

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