12.21.2011

Merry Christmas...and a mini blog vacation...

Hello all,
I just wanted to say that I am taking off till the 26th.
I am going to focus on really enjoying this time with my family and This Christmas season...
So, I will leave you with a few things I have been thinking of for the past few days and then sign off with my all time favorite Christmas Carol...
1.) Whenever you fail, and you start to talk badly to yourself...
stop and ask your self, what would I think if I heard someone saying this stuff to their kid in the parking lot of a walmart.  If it is so egregious that you would confront the  parent, perhaps you shouldn't be saying it to yourself to begin with...perhaps you should say "well, that wasn't such a good choice...but you have made good choices in the past...so you start again right now." 
Never continue to talk in a negative fashion about yourself.
IT isn't motivating..
It's demotivating and depressing and it will drag  you down.

2.) I know a lot of people are hurting financially.
A few years ago our family was in a real financial bind as my husband departed the military and I was full of anxiety and couldn't seem to catch the Christmas spirit.  That is when I went looking at lights with my kids and some religious music. Jesus came into this world in a barn. But what was most important was that his family stayed together even as they  became 'homeless'...They had each other.
That year reminded me of how important spending time with my kids and my husband was...we may not have had money...but at least he wasn't spending another year in a war zone. Better than even trade, in my book...on that note...I am so glad our soldiers are home from Iraq. God bless them and their families..and God bless all of you.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and anything else you may be celebrating.



God Bless,
Chris out.

14 comments:

Rettakat said...

I love that song, too. One of my favorites, and sung by a legend, no less.

Have a wonderful time with your family, Chris. Merry Christmas!

E. Jane said...

Wonderful thoughts, Chris. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Jodie said...

Enjoy your Christmas, Chris!

carla said...

have a happy happy holiday!!

Helen said...

Enjoy the time with your loved ones!

Joy said...

Great reminders! Enjoy your time with your family and have a very Merry Christmas!

Stay focused!

Anne H said...

I hope your Christmas is wonderful!
And thanks again for another great year of friendship and support!

Hanlie said...

You are so right on both counts. It bears reminding though.

Have a happy and blessed Christmas!

MargieAnne said...

Nothing better than family being all together to celebrate Christmas. better than all the riches in the world.

Have a wonderful time and thanks for Christmas Carol, one of the best.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Blessings from Anne and John in New Zealand.

Amber said...

Merry Christmas!

45and304 said...

I love me some Mahalia!

Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your family time!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Have a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas with your family.

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Still catching up with all my blogger friends... hope you had a lovely holiday. You have contributed in such a real way to my mental and physical health. Thank you for your wonderful contributions.

Lisa said...

awwww... Merry Christmas!