Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for Christmas.

 I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. 
~Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol 

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This Christmas Day, I pause to remember some of the good things in my life:
  • T is doing well.
  • S and I are healthy and able to climb several times a week.
  • I have a job, a wonderful manager and health insurance.
  • My cup runneth over a little bit which means I can give to others less fortunate than I. My cause in 2011 is hunger in our community. I wish I could give a lot more.
  • My sister, E, who, despite the distance between us, always remembers to include me in her life
  • Our "family" at the climbing gym - not just the owners but all the climbers we've met who care about us
  • Our Air Force Academy cadets who, as juniors and seniors, are now highly accomplished men in all areas of life.
Wishing everyone, everywhere a lovely holiday season. Merry Christmas!

For these blessings, I am very grateful.


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