Christmas Lists … Don’t Forget to Wish Your Friends Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone. You are all on my nice list and I have been meaning to tell you so for a while now. It has been a great year and on my list of to do’s in January is to review it for myself and for those who might be interested.
Today I want to talk about lists. We all carry so many lists in our head, in our pockets, on our phones and computers. It seems like everything we do we do so that we can tick off the box beside that thing on our list. It could be physically or virtually. It could be our “getting up in the morning routine” list. It could be our “grocery” list. It could be our Christmas baking, shopping, wrapping, budgeting or dinner preparation list.
There is not just one list at Christmas. There’s the naughty and nice lists, and the list of presents that need to be purchased and wrapped and tagged. And just when you think you have everything under control your second cousin on your father’s side invites her new beau to the family Christmas gathering and you are off to the pick up “some small thing” for him to open with us.
Christmas Day is like a wedding day. You plan and plan and carefully make lists and arrange seating and buy groceries and wine and then cross your fingers. The Day comes. You all have a wonderful time. You share time together, food and drink, laughter and conversation. You leave with great stories and a warm feeling and a full stomach and all will be well in the world.
Then it will be time to start making next year’s lists. ENJOY.