Dec 21, 2013

Will Get There...

There is always, always something to be thankful
and grateful for...

Not sure what it is, but for some reason this year I have not gotten into the 
Holiday Spirit as of yet.  Christmas is just a few days from now and I still feel 
like as if something is missing.  I have been used t a big gathering with lots of family.
Maybe I'm missing that.  Spoke last night for the longest time with one of my sisters.
  Somehow he isn't feeling the Christmas excitement either.  To make up for
it we are having a few special toasts in the evenings.  Happy!

The good thing is that we have already seen my sister, niece and nephew in Mexico.
That for me was a Christmas present and just thinking of that makes me realize that
we have been fortunate to have been able to share some wonderful days with them.

Like as if that were not enough, we also had the pleasure of having Michelle and Aleah
with us for 13 days.  It was a beautiful time.  Another perfect Christmas present.  Aleah
is a joy and seeing her was just perfect.  I miss her and I picture her face all the time...Smiling.

Though Arvid is not the Christmas kind of person, he is always fun to be with.  
Together we always manage to have a good time and to make each other smile.  Add Brutus 
into the mix and life is very good for us.  We may not have everything, but we have each other
and that for me is everything that matters.  So even though I don't feel Christamsy, I am happy.

I believe that it is all in our attitude.  We all have the power to do something
to make ourselves happy; at least we can try.  When I think about past Christmases
around family it does make me sad.  It makes me want to be around them, at 
the same time, we all have our own lives to live and we all need to make the most
of it.  We do and I am grateful for what live has given to me.  

I always tell my friends and family that somewhere out there,
someone else is happy with less than what we have...

Sometimes, I forget to thank the people who make my life so happy in so many ways. 
Sometimes, I forget to tell them how much I really do appreciate them for being
 an important part of my life. Today is just another day, nothing special going on.
 So thank you, all of you, just for being here for me!