Written December 27, 2015
Christmas Eve is a very very active time for my mind, brain, soul and busy hands of the past!
How in H__l does this toy go together! Dammit, where are the instructions! As the years went by I sorta’ learned how to read Japanese, Chinese, Korean and finally dispense with the instructions all together! My natural gift of mechanical ability finally started to take over! Of course I expected awards and cheers … I settled for smiles, screeches and WOW’s. That was better!
However, as I grew up, I was terrible getting up in the morning … mainly for one reason I think that I used to remember. Now, after the years and illnesses I don’t recall so good!
That has been one of my most terrible habits … going to bed late and getting up late … Just that bad habit alone can really mess up your life! Trust me! How does that work for you? I’d like to hear that myself.
What started this bad habit of mine? Why do I still recall part of the cause on Christmas eve?
Sometimes now I can see glimpses … 1st early mass required only one server (alter boy) … I recall ‘old men’ smells. I wish I could get rid of that too! After 5 MI’s and 6 strokes I don’t think much more is going away. I still have nightmares and dreams about that and other times.
I always thought for decades, that everyone went through that in some form or another?
So you see, Christmas eve is a good time since we can make new decisions, and start new traditions and make promises to ourselves and future families as we go on! It is noted as one of , if not , the most joyous times of the year for many and sadly, for too many it is the time when hopelessness can creep in. Sometimes we remember that as well.
That’s why I always tell everyone to smile to everyone. It can bring in the light to chase away the darkness. I think that just might be the best New Years resolution. It costs little. We all own one. Each one is a special gift no one else can give. And it’s easiest to be given on Christmas and we’ll thank ourselves for it the rest of the year (others too)!
Come to think of it New Year’s Resolutions are overrated! I think by now we all knew or suspected that! I suspect we all come up with “I should’s” the whole year! Why don’t we start when we first think that “This or It” might be a good idea? I want to hear your opinion. It’s neither good or bad … it’s yours and you are important! Stop being afraid! What have you go to lose? Come to think of it, I’m writing a book by that title!
It is truly a work in progress since it has and is changing as it reaches completion. Funny, but that’s what each of us are! Someplace in the Bible is says that – Google that! I’m retired.
Now what have I or You left out?
Just maybe all this will help us find more happiness for you and me. Maybe we’ll discover new abilities and gifts to help each other! It happens as we go on to the next ‘ah ha’ moment. In fact it is this in-between series of moments that make up the successful breakthroughs that we have yet to find.
Just think about New Year’s Resolutions! New Year’s is celebrated all over this world albeit with different customs. Many cultures make resolutions of course. I ask you what are most of the US cultures doing?
Making lasting decisions perhaps should be with a clear mind and by persons that will remember them … Yes? Perhaps that’s why most New Years Resolutions at least around here fail?
So very long ago I found Peace, Safety, Comfort, Hope and Forgiveness on Christmas Eve. You’re welcome to join me anytime. I promise you can too!
There is one thing we have to remember. My wife got me this sign that says Don’t Quit! I’ve wanted to many times and yet I haven’t. None of the things we want or think we want come from quitting.
Actually, these are some of my favorite things on Christmas Eve. It just takes action, more action and repeated good actions after that! Oh, it starts with a good decision to begin with! There’s yet one more group of memories and thoughts I find worthwhile on Christmas Eve.
Care to learn more as I do? My last one for today is if I’m doing all the right things then why am I still looking for some secret that I believe is missing?
God Bless and see you in a bit! Rick =)