Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Late Christmas to You!

Life is busy. It sometimes never seems to slow down. There is always something going on, somewhere to go, something to do, someone that needs something. The bottom line is life is a constant merry go round of excitement, happiness, sadness, and craziness with its ups and downs. But it is also what we make of it too.

There will always be wonderful, good and great times in this world. Cherish those times because they don't come around as often as they should. Or is it that we don't make the time for good times like we should? There are times when we need to take a step back and force ourselves to slow down. Yes, literally force ourselves to take a little break or lift our foot from the accelerator pedal just a bit.

As I always say, along with those good times come the not so good times. Cherish those times as well because those are the times that teach us about life, and we can really learn alot in our down times. Those down times allow us to appreciate the good times we are given. We also need to make time for the not so good times because sometimes we are given those terrible times to make us learn a lesson, or to take a different direction that God wants us to take. Just remember, we must take the good with the bad in all aspects in life.

This time of year is a time for families and friends to gather. A time to appreciate our loved ones and those close friendships we have. Christmas time always brings out the good in people, but it can also bring up sad memories as well. People tend to be a little bit nicer and jollier than they normally would any other time of the year. It's sad that Christmas is only one day out of 365 because if you do the math, that means people are less friendly more days of the year than not. Not everyone falls into this category, but many do. I try to be happy and nice 365 days a year but even I have my moments. Speaking of sad memories around Christmas, sometimes the holidays are something we want to skip because of the loss of a loved one, or because something bad has happened to us that year. I always say to cherish every moment because we never know what will happen from day to day. I found myself looking at the picture of the daughter I lost 6 1/2 years ago for a moment on Christmas Day. Even though we have been 7 Christmases without Mindy Grace, she is always remembered on Christmas. But rather than tear up and be sad, I simply remember she is an angel in Heaven and is no longer in pain.

The holidays have came and will soon be gone but please remember to try to keep the Christmas spirit from this day forward. It's easier said than done and many of us will go back to our normal daily busy lives and fall into our routine once January is here. It's just a simple thought, but a good one at that. Take it for what it's worth, but wouldn't it be nice for people to be happy more often then they are sad? Just remember to pray each day, live life to the fullest, and be the best person you can be for yourself, your family, your friends, and for God. He wants nothing but the best for us, but we have to choose to take the happy path and live it the best way we can. Since I did not get to post before Christmas, Merry Christmas to all, even if it a couple days late! =-)

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