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Yes, I wrote “Merry Christmas”, not Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings or whatever else is suppose to be politically correct these days. I respect all holidays throughout the year and the remembrance that each represents and Christmas is no exception. The spirit of the season is just wonderful.

Of course I don’t expect everyone to embrace this spirit. There are many reasons that people choose not to do so and I truly feel sorry for them as they are missing out on something that is pretty special. I don’t care what your circumstances may be or what you have had on your plate during the past year. The spirit of caring and loving and giving that fills the air at this time of year is freely given to all who want to embrace it and it doesn’t cost a single penny.

I have had Christmases where I was unemployed and had no money for presents. I have had Christmases where I have dealt with personal and family illnesses. I have had Christmases that I could not spend with my family. But, regardless of the situation, I have always found a way to enjoy the holiday, spend it with others and embrace the spirit of the season.

What I have found over the years is that despite whatever else may be going on in my life, the Christmas spirit can override it all. It has never been about the gifts that one can or cannot give and/or receive but rather about the love that one is willing to share. Have you ever noticed the extra laughter in your work place or the efforts made to get together with co-workers and associates and friends? It is all about the spirit of the season.

And most importantly, I am sure that if you focus on all of the wonderful Christmas seasons that you have experienced, they far outweigh those that may have been not so good. Embrace the memories from your childhood and those of the children that have surrounded you over the years. Remember those feelings and you have the opportunity to experience them again year after year if you just choose to embrace the child within. My Christmas Wish for you this season is that you enjoy the peace and warmth and wonder and good will of the season this Christmas and hold on to those feelings for as long as you can for every day in the future.

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Here it is – a week plus until Christmas and I don’t have my shopping done. The decorations are done and the tree has been up for a couple of weeks. I have spent a lot of time online doing some shopping but the one person for whom I wanted to make Christmas extra special this year, I can’t find a single thing.

I have had money put away for awhile now. I have had several “brilliant” ideas but for one reason or another, I haven’t been able to execute any of them. Why is it that I always run into the same problem? Why is it that I can never come up with some very special gifts for the one person who is most important to me?

I have decided that the reason is because there is no super gift for a super person. I have thought about it day and night for weeks on end. I wake up during the night and when the alarm goes off in the morning and it is the first thing that comes into my mind. I certainly can’t say it is because he has everything in the world because he doesn’t. It is just that some new clothes or a bunch of little gadgets just won’t do the trick. So what am I going to do? Honestly, I have no idea.

I suppose I can take one evening after work and stroll through the mall to see if I can spot a few unique items as I have given up on shopping online. I have asked friends for suggestions but so far there has not been anything forthcoming there. I certainly don’t want this gift thing to ruin the holidays but by the same token I can’t imagine not having some special things for him. It is not because I am attached to things but I do like to find some special things that will create some new memories of this special holiday this year.

So I will keep on working at finding some special things and try not to stress out while doing so. I will count on the spirit of the season to inspire me and hope that I will be led to just the right things that will say that he is as unique and special as those gifts that I hope to find. I will count on those special feelings that always come out at this time of the year to help me find the magic of the season. After all, if the three kings could give special presents to the baby Jesus, I sure should be able to come up with some special presents for the most special person that He gave to me.

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