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No matter how you slice it (if only us GP patients could eat more things that are sliced-amen!) here comes the holiday season! Its the crazy time of the year full of hustle and bustle. The time of the year when everyone goes broke then POOF! it is gone!
What happened to the days when Christmas was about visiting family, friends and loved ones? More so "FAMILY." What happened to the days when being around family was something you looked forward to? What happened to sitting at the table with family and catching up on each others lives? Seems those days have been replaced by cell phones, Ipods, computers and Wii systems.
AHHHH....THE GOOD OLE DAYS....WHERE HAVE THEY SADLY GONE?
It all got somehow lost. Now we push the holiday season with a huge serving of retail mumble jumble. Who really cares if you can get started on Black Friday at 12am instead of 6am? Did we forget about those employees who are now forced to work earlier due to a poor economy? Remember these faces who are now having to give up additional precious time with their families so society can find something else to fight about like HD TVs and video games on sale. Did we all somehow forget the true meaning behind the holidays? What about Thanksgiving? Did we all forget it is a day to pray and say thanks for the blessings we have in our lives? To say thank you to God for waking up and breathing in life another day?
I have many things to be thankful for. Don't you?
It makes me sad to hear from so many who dread the holidays due to confrontation with family. Family who very seldom even see each other whether alone communicate during the year with even so much as a simple phone call to say, "Hi! How are you doing? Are you still alive?" Now you have to either be a member of Facebook or Myspace to know if your relatives even exist.
Such a sad society we have all become.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for defying the odds that will always be against me. I can reflect back on a life full of triumph! I continue to prove miracles do exist and sometimes people can overcome great odds because maybe they are still needed on earth before they can continue their work in Heaven. I send my blessings to you and yours that maybe you too can find things in your life to be thankful for. Maybe you can take the time to put down those electronic devices that seem anymore to define the very heart and soul of us as human beings. Find time for family and never take life for granted. Never take family for granted either because when the day comes you want to be surrounded by those who supported you and cared. Not surrounded by people called family who have become strangers because they didn't take the time to genuinely care. Sure, you will always have those who would rather find things wrong or to complain about but not to fret seeing I personally have learned over the years those same individuals just haven't gone through enough tough battles to truly appreciate life. Sometimes you have to just let others be happy with their own behavior and move on.
Keep lessons learned closely by your side and become a better person for the hardship.
This is the first year I have learned to put differences with others behind me. You can't change people but you can change how you react. Close the door and never look back. I have now made the holidays a time for "me" to enjoy whether it be by putting up a few trees, listening to my favorite holiday collection or placing loose change in a donation box. I now look forward to the holiday season. In this day and age I guess you can consider me a "rarity." Anyone who has overcome great odds can always find a reason to celebrate life even around those who are not listening. "TURN OFF THE FLIPPIN CELL PHONE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!"