A Different Sort of Christmas List

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Dear Santa,

I hope this letter finds you and Mrs. Claus feeling healthy, happy and optimistic about the New Year.  Please know how much I appreciate the way you spread good cheer and lighten the mood in our little home.

I bought myself boots this year, Santa, so I’m covered.  I’m being presumptuous, I know, but I wonder if you could see to it that our friends on the blog get some good things this year.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that they always put their own needs and wants last.  Perhaps you could put them at the top of your list this year.


Christmas List

  • Three foot snow drifts for those who love snow.
  • Sunny skies, 70 degree temps and gentle breezes for those who can do without the white stuff.
  • Enough time during the holiday to enjoy a movie or a good book with loved ones, without worrying about what ought to be done, or what needs to be done.
  • Total reign over the remote, a full bag of Cheetos, and no interruptions for the length of an entire movie.
  • Cards and calls from dear friends, without the pressure of having to schedule one more party or luncheon.
  • Eggnog with the perfect pinch of nutmeg.
  • Enough calm, quiet, peaceful moments to appreciate the good things they have.
  • A warm conversation void of cynicism and sarcasm.
  • Enough wine to add to the merriment, but not so much that they forget when to shut up.
  • All their favorite foods, and the discipline to recognize when they’ve enjoyed enough.
  • A cozy bed, no need to set an alarm clock, and dreams filled with all good possibilities for 2012.
  • A  genuine pat on the back and acknowledgement for all they’ve accomplished in 2011.
  • A healthy dose of unconditional love.
  • Resolution to at least one of the troubles that keep them awake at night, and the wisdom to see where they could resolve more issues.
  • The perfect bite of chocolate when they think there isn’t a bite left in the house.
  • Sleighs full of laughter to last the whole year through.
  • A surprise in the stocking of the ones who always make sure to fill all the other stockings.

Thank you, Santa. I don’t have to tell you how deserving they are. Best wishes to you and Mrs. Claus.

__________

 

    Merry Christmas friends.

    Thanks for all your kind wishes this year.

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    7 comments

    1. Merry Christmas, Jesse. Heres to 2012!!

      hugs, NM

    2. Jesse, you are such a joy. What beautiful sentiments.

      I had to laugh at the line: “Total reign over the remote, a full bag of Cheetos, and no interruptions for the length of an entire movie.”

      Yeah, I don’t have any kids, but I do have a dog, and she just seems to KNOW when mom wants to watch an entire episode of Masterpiece Theater uninterrupted – because it NEVER happens!

      I try to send her downstairs so Joe can let her out, but she is mighty persistent. And MT doesn’t have any commercials!

      Sigh….gotta love the mini-mutt.

      Such are the joys of parenting in any species. LOL

    3. NM,

      Thanks! I hope you are enjoying a fun, cozy, not-to-crazy break with your family.

      Cheers!

    4. Donna,

      I have to ask… does mini-mutt seem to magically appear out of thin air the very minute you get a phone call?

      Happy New Year, friend. ;)

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