I went out and got the mail and found it snowing, just a little, like snow sprinkles. It's December already and shoppers are in a frenzy.
This year, more than any other, I am NOT doing the shop-til-you-drop thing, buying trinkets and goblets and niknaks, O My, for family, and friends, and acquaintences. (Knowing full well, I will see all your purchases given in the "spirit of Christmas," at every yard sale I go to this spring and summer. For a buck!)
This year I see my life in a different perspective. It's more precious to me. My priorities have changed. I don't jump on the computer as often or as long. I appreciate my friends and my family more. I'm focused on my two new grandtwins. I am kinder to people around me. I listen more and opine less.
I have been through a lot this last six months, in and out of hospitals and doctors' offices, multiple surgeries, procedures, tests. I thought I would never get well. But I am. Now looking back, I think of all the people who have chronic illnesses, some pretty bad, some eventually fatal - and these people usually have a palpable zest for life. It's not about buying presents at Christmas, going through Black Friday, and mobs of shoppers for days on end. It's about life. Smellng roses. Having a snow flake kiss your tongue. Holding a baby. Holding anyone. Telling friends you love them. Enjoying little moments every day all day long.
It's a wonderful life!
Enjoy your day today!