Remember those days when you couldn’t wait until Christmas to see if Santa Clause brought you what you wanted? It never dawned on you that one day it wouldn’t matter what you got for Christmas but only that you had the money to get what your kids wanted. Or that giving is more important than receiving. Oh, believe me, there will still be things that you want for Christmas, whether it is a new car, a new outfit, that new designer purse that just came on the market or the latest perfume. For some people, it’s to have a loved one heal from a life threatening ailment, a job, a place to live, or something decent to eat; or maybe just somebody to talk to. To not be lonely anymore, and not just during the holidays but any day.
Christmas may not be what it used to be and is even worse for those who don’t have families to share it with. Every day I thank god for my family and the fact that my parents are still alive in their seventies and eighties with countless physical ailments. I’ve had a rough couple of years and even though there are things that I really want right now, at least I have most of what I need.
I guess when you get to be a certain age, certain things just don’t seem as important and some things that never seemed important when you were young, are the most important things on your mind right now. I never wanted much in life after I came of age. The only things I truly wanted was a great career as a professional Writer, a good husband, children, and a nice home. Good friends that I can trust, to be in good health, and to