Thursday, December 21, 2006


Today was a very enlightening day for me. I spent most of it in introspection. I guess it's because the holiday season is upon us and if you truly stop to think about what the season is about, all the little things you worry about and stress over seem trite.

I was at the mall today and since it's getting closer to Christmas people were out in droves. Most of them were happy and seemed to be enjoying their time shopping, as was I. But it was the ones that seemed so miserable and determined to bully their way through lines or over to merchandise are the ones that made me stop and think.

I haven't always had it as easy as I do right now. I have a roof over my head, food in my pantry, two healthy beautiful children, a husband who loves me through all my quirks and cellulite, family that cares me, and lastly great friends, old and new, that have made a difference in my life. For all of this I am blessed and thankful. Sometimes I forget about all of the above and take it for granted without meaning to.

To all you last minute, stressed out, miserable people flooding the malls: look around you, appreciate the meaning of the season, be thankful for what you have and next year don't wait til the last frikkin minute to do your shopping if it makes you that unhappy!!

Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring peace and joy into your life.