as always, hold space for those of us who struggle with the holidays. Don’t try to force anybody to “just be happy” or join celebrations if it’s just too painful for them to do so. They love you, too, so check in with them, accept them for who they are and be thankful for them and any participation they may be able to give.
honestly, it’s not really Christmas itself that I find distasteful. It’s the fact that I have nobody to spoil. At my advanced age, I have no children, no family, and I struggle that I cannot buy gifts for others
Christmas Stocking 6/10/22
I opened it to the bookmarked page, but what struck me wasn’t what was on the page, but rather, the bookmark itself.
let us all strive to renew these traditions and values, to let go of past prejudices and hate and walk in the shoes of the man whom we celebrate on this day.
I think I want to write about family which, for my regular readers, might seem odd. But the reality is that I am with my family today, even though I am alone.
Jesus and Judas 12/25/19
Knowing that he would be tortured and crucified because of the betrayal of Judas, then why would Jesus choose to keep Judas as one of his apostles at all?
Santa Meets Dasher 12/24/19
That was marvelous, but Nicholas looked at the sleigh. There was still something missing.
Black Friday 11/27/19
It had always been the busiest shopping day of the year for one simple reason; Christmas was only four weeks away, and since most everybody had that Friday off, it was natural for the family to go out together in the one family vehicle and start their Christmas shopping. There were no sales, no enticements, nothing of the sort.
Christmas Day Off 12/25/18
We had text messaging when I was a teenager. We called it the US Mail.