Thursday, December 24, 2009

Poor Christmas

Ah-h-h... well, this is going to be a poor Christmas for me and my family. I'm having money trouble, but in this economy, who isn't? A good thing is that my kids are all grown up now so a lot of the pressure I used to feel to buy them stuff for the holidays is minimized. This year everyone gets a card, a hug, kind words, and a warm, home-cooked meal. This all sounds so good, it's almost hard to believe that in the old days I'd go nuts with all the shopping, card mailing, decorating and stuff... not having any money can be kinda liberating - ya know? I still harbor pangs of guilt at not being to at least buy them something, but I assuage that guilt with the knowledge that it honestly can't be helped, and that it's not their or my birthday anyway. Putting the Christ back in Christmas should be the priority, and it's a shame that it took this long to better see that. It's Jesus' birthday afterall, and it's He who should be getting all the gifts... gifts of praise, love, faith, peace, harmony... and charity. Once again, please don't forget those less fortunate than you. Merry CHRISTmas and God bless.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Have a happy...

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May all of your hopes and dreams come true, may all of yours needs be fulfilled. Please don't forget those less fortunate and remember them in your prayers... and please... write!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Holidays

As we move into the holidays, I can't help but think of those who are worse off than I am... people that have lost their jobs, their homes... Americans that are going to bed hungry... I almost lost my own job about a year ago and it was scary. Financially, I'm still struggling to get back on my feet. How do those that have lost their income make it? I can only pray for them.. and for me. Still, I'm writing and reading, and hoping that maybe something that I write will make some money.
Happy Holidays everybody, and God bless.